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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PORTENDED

It portended that there was one stone face too many, up at the chateau.

This last thought, and all it portended, destroyed his feelings of resentment.

There was about the man's look, his voice, his manner, something that portended danger.

The 65th struggled with thrice its numbers, and there was a noise from the wood which portended more.

He stopped in the middle of the room with an abruptness which portended something.

If they met an armed man they believed that good was portended.

What this portended, Ike realized as he sat with them around the fire.

Rather, it was the thing he portended, the message he brought.

I was as though I held my breath: for I could well guess what this portended.

He had feared this weapon, had been sure it portended some form of horrible death.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., from Latin portendere "foretell, reveal; point out, indicate," originally "to stretch forward," from por- (variant of pro-; see pro-) "forth, forward" + tendere "to stretch, extend" (see tenet). Related: Portended; portending.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.