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What this portends for next year and beyond is cringeworthy.

Of course, that portends trouble on the ideological edges, which are increasingly potent in GOP primaries.

The president's re-election portends a more expensive federal government in the years ahead.

The Solar Eclipse, Thursday, portends healthy detachment from siblings and other strangers.

Dan Ephron on what his death portends for the volatile region.

All that he sees portends a danger that he shrinks from declaring to his companions.

Thy neighing portends war; thy smoking nostrils spread a pestilence that, mist-like, hovers over earth.

Yet she had that intuitive feeling of disaster that portends great and overwhelming events.

The crisis is one which portends destruction to the liberties of the American people.

You must remember, Harry, that the ‘frivolity’ of the multitude is never frivolous—it portends too much.


On this page you'll find 30 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to portends, such as: predict, augur, foretell, presage, bespeak, and harbinger.

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