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There was the most portentous picture of a Griffin on the first page, with verses below.
Ripperda roused himself from his portentous trance, and arrayed his noble figure in the rugged habiliments of the muleteer.
The Briton, holding the documents in a pudgy hand, looked at the swift-gestured director with portentous solemnity.
Again my soul trembled with anguish, for that strange portentous word, 'death,' was ever written within me or without.
The wedding is a portentous affair, lasting all day from early morning, and the bride and bridegroom remain in the house.
SPANISH LIFE IN TOWN AND COUNTRYL. HIGGIN AND EUGNE E. STREET
Around its grand array, a half mile away, lay the somber, portentous line of brown-clad men.
About him there was nothing mysterious, nothing portentous, nothing inscrutable.
FROM PLACE TO PLACEIRVIN S. COBB
The truth, together with its portentous consequences, now began to glare across the faculties of the cockswain.
THE PILOTJ. FENIMORE COOPER
But never for more than a moment at a time did any one remove his eyes from that fascinating and portentous pageant.
Keen eyes accustomed to study potentialities of nations discerned in the gathering a new portentous fact.

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