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But all the same he was a marvelously keen and strung and efficient instrument to meet the portending issue.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
My star had shone but dimly the night before, portending danger; yet I knew not from what quarter to expect it.
BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, VOLUME IIVARIOUS
The storm-portending evening glow tinges the fleecy clouds flame color, causing the rest of the sky to appear topaz green.
THE GREEN BOOKMR JKAI
What the further intention is, time will show; but doubtless portending some revolution.
THE DIARY OF JOHN EVELYN, VOLUME II (OF 2)JOHN EVELYN
Dark clouds travel over the sky, portending rain: a rare phenomenon in these regions.
THE SCALP HUNTERSMAYNE REID
And these disappearances were always full of sinister omens, portending a terrible attack from an unknown quarter.
THE SWORD OF ANTIETAMJOSEPH A. ALTSHELER
Various letters streaming in, all portending condemnation and disaster.
THE LIFE OF WILLIAM EWART GLADSTONE, VOL. 1 (OF 3)JOHN MORLEY
This being deemed an omen of the perpetuity, there followed another portending the greatness of the empire.
THE HISTORY OF ROME, BOOKS 01 TO 08TITUS LIVIUS
This extract from Mr. Hughes's speech should be read with the spirit of portending war in mind.
STORY HOUR READINGS: SEVENTH YEARE.C. HARTWELL
The war of 1859, portending danger to the temporal power, disclosed divided counsels.
THE HISTORY OF FREEDOMJOHN EMERICH EDWARD DALBERG-ACTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO PORTENDING

  • anticipating
  • auguring
  • conjecturing
  • divining
  • foreboding
  • foretelling
  • guessing
  • portending
  • presaging
  • prognostic
  • surmising
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