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An observation upon marriage suddenly contracted, as if it were ominous, and portended a sudden separation.
THE PROVERBS OF SCOTLANDALEXANDER HISLOP
Tarling had never addressed him in that language before, and the Chinaman knew just what this departure portended.
Dry weather at this time portended a plentiful season, while a rainy month indicated scarcity of food.
A mole on the left knee portended a good spouse, with great riches, to the happy individual so marked.
India had endured many changes of rulers before, but never the sort of changes in her ways that these things portended.
Perhaps it may be thought superstitious weakness, to imagine an eclipse portended some great event?
The looms were still, and Patty met me at the door with a grave look, which I knew portended something.
RICHARD CARVEL, COMPLETEWINSTON CHURCHILL
It portended either more wind and dry weather, or less wind accompanied by rain.
But had it not been proven at Umballa that his sign in the high heavens portended war and armed men?
KIMRUDYARD KIPLING
Early in the evening thunder clouds heaped the western sky, and occasional flashes of lightning portended a shower.

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