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synonyms for portends

  • augur
  • bespeak
  • foretell
  • predict
  • presage
  • adumbrate
  • betoken
  • bode
  • call
  • forebode
  • forecast
  • foreshow
  • forewarn
  • harbinger
  • herald
  • hint
  • omen
  • prognosticate
  • promise
  • prophesy
  • read
  • threaten
  • be in the cards
  • crystal-ball
  • foretoken
  • have a hunch
  • point to
  • premonish
  • see coming
  • warn of
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How to use portends in a sentence

All that he sees portends a danger that he shrinks from declaring to his companions.
THE LAND OF FIREMAYNE REID
Thy neighing portends war; thy smoking nostrils spread a pestilence that, mist-like, hovers over earth.
BOUVARD AND PCUCHET, PART 2GUSTAVE FLAUBERT
Yet she had that intuitive feeling of disaster that portends great and overwhelming events.
RUTH FIELDING IN THE RED CROSSALICE B. EMERSON
The crisis is one which portends destruction to the liberties of the American people.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL VOLUME 4 OF 4ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
You must remember, Harry, that the ‘frivolity’ of the multitude is never frivolous—it portends too much.
WAS IT RIGHT TO FORGIVE?AMELIA EDITH HUDDLESTON BARR
It portends evil for society as a whole as well as for the working classes, on which its hand may be heavily laid.
ESSENTIALS OF ECONOMIC THEORYJOHN BATES CLARK
Sometimes rumbling thunder with arrowy lightning portends the change; but if neither seen nor heard, it is soon felt.
THE RIFLE RANGERSCAPTAIN MAYNE REID
You dream like everyone else does, but can you interpret them—do you understand what your dream portends?
THE BLUNDERS OF A BASHFUL MANMETTA VICTORIA FULLER VICTOR
Nothing lies in Sarthia's path that portends serious evil for many years to come.
WITHIN THE TEMPLE OF ISISBELLE M. WAGNER
The colt's tail is a cloud with a bushy appearance like a ragged fringe, and portends rain.
ROUND ABOUT A GREAT ESTATERICHARD JEFFERIES
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