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noun as in miracle

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Instead, the book seems to grapple with the question of how humanity deals with horrifying, large-scale change—and particularly, how complacency can outlast even the most obvious portents of disaster.

Amateur prognosticators, freelance seers, searchers for signs and pursuers of portents may regard Friday, which started the new year, with special scrutiny.

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.

At times, it seemed Leonard was awaiting a portent or an omen.

Is this a passing phase or a portent of something more serious?

In Moscow, the cynics are the ones opposing the regime while the idealists are the ones still working for it: another bad portent.

As the great commentator, the Ramban, teaches, “everything that happened to the Patriarchs is a portent for the children.”

And the use of reverberating metallic sound effects to imbue every other moment with sinister portent gets tedious after awhile.

It sounds ominously amid the stillness, like the portent of some calamity, horrible and sudden.

Should purchases and rumoured purchases of land prove to be a portent, Dafydd had all to lose and nothing to gain by change.

The silence without was only portent of the storm so soon to burst.

It was because he was a failure in literature that he became a portent in English history.

There was some hidden portent in her tone which Jarvis failed to divine.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to portent, such as: harbinger, omen, premonition, augury, boding, and caution.

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