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See definition of portent on Dictionary.com
  • nounindication, forewarning
  • nounmiracle

synonyms for portent

  • harbinger
  • omen
  • premonition
  • augury
  • caution
  • clue
  • foreboding
  • foreshadowing
  • foretoken
  • hunch
  • presage
  • presentiment
  • prognostic
  • prognostication
  • sign
  • threat
  • vibes
  • warning
  • bodement
  • funny feeling
  • handwriting on the wall
  • sinking feeling
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antonyms for portent

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  • doom
  • doom
  • expectation
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How to use portent in a sentence

Amateur prognosticators, freelance seers, searchers for signs and pursuers of portents may regard Friday, which started the new year, with special scrutiny.
FIRST DAY OF NEW YEAR UNUSUALLY CHILLY, UNUSUALLY WETMARTIN WEILJANUARY 2, 2021WASHINGTON POST
If Cutler’s optimism is a portent of things to come, it may not be long before the ocean floor is dotted with sustainable datacenters to feed our ever-increasing reliance on our phones and the internet.
MICROSOFT HAD A CRAZY IDEA TO PUT SERVERS UNDER WATER—AND IT TOTALLY WORKEDVANESSA BATES RAMIREZSEPTEMBER 17, 2020SINGULARITY HUB 
It sounds ominously amid the stillness, like the portent of some calamity, horrible and sudden.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Should purchases and rumoured purchases of land prove to be a portent, Dafydd had all to lose and nothing to gain by change.
MUSHROOM TOWNOLIVER ONIONS
The silence without was only portent of the storm so soon to burst.
WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
It was because he was a failure in literature that he became a portent in English history.
THE NAPOLEON OF NOTTING HILLGILBERT K. CHESTERTON
There was some hidden portent in her tone which Jarvis failed to divine.
THE GHOST BREAKERCHARLES GODDARD
Her imperiousness changed as the tremendous portent of her words seemed to make Las Vegas a blank, stone image of a man.
THE MAN OF THE FORESTZANE GREY
When he had gone she somehow had the feeling that a great fiery meteor of unknown portent had swept across her sky.
MARK TWAIN, A BIOGRAPHY, 1835-1910, COMPLETEALBERT BIGELOW PAINE
The account of the following portent is given us in Aubreys Miscellanies.
IRISH WITCHCRAFT AND DEMONOLOGYST. JOHN D. (ST. JOHN DRELINCOURT) SEYMOUR
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WORDS RELATED TO PORTENT

  • auspice
  • forerunner
  • foretoken
  • forewarning
  • harbinger
  • herald
  • portent
  • precursor
  • presage
  • prognostication
  • promise
  • prophecy
  • sign
  • token
  • warning
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