Thesaurus / portent

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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.

Some flash of portent, some premonition born of instinct, warned her with a clearness that was blinding.

Ewing\'s LadyHarry Leon Wilson

Everyone believed in astrology; the comet of 1680 was regarded as a portent.

Who would believe that they were gods, if they made this portent a god?

Darkness and DawnFrederic W. Farrar

Many thought that this apparition was a portent of the deaths connected with the Pentland Rising.

Lay MoralsRobert Louis Stevenson

The Docs rapt eye caught the colours of sacred treasure in the dyes of the sunset and read them for a portent of success.

Dust of the DesertRobert Welles Ritchie

And surely the portent was borne out, for less than six months saw Scotland mourning the violent death of her King.

Billy felt that the air was full of portent, and he didn't like it.

The world is full of ecclesiastical establishments: but such a portent as this Church of Ireland is nowhere to be found.

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