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How to use presentiment in a sentence

He did not take his new work seriously, although he had no presentiment of his future destiny.
THE LIFE & LETTERS OF PETER ILICH TCHAIKOVSKYMODESTE TCHAIKOVSKY
Then, with a swift, nervous presentiment, he turned quickly around towards the man who had been standing in the shadows.
THE DOUBLE FOURE. PHILLIPS OPPENHEIM
He was running and making much noise, and I had a presentiment that something very evil had happened.
A VIRGINIA SCOUTHUGH PENDEXTER
Whence comes this species of secret presentiment which is never wrong in its appreciation?
THE BORDER RIFLESGUSTAVE AIMARD
Even I had no presentiment,' added Anna with a bitter smile, as though reproaching herself for it.
DREAM TALES AND PROSE POEMSIVAN TURGENEV
At first, it was only a vague presentiment, growing stronger as he followed the dry gully down to the valley below.
HUNTER PATROLHENRY BEAM PIPER AND JOHN J. MCGUIRE
I have a presentiment that it will be a failure,' his sister persisted.
SARAH'S SCHOOL FRIENDMAY BALDWIN
He had always had a presentiment that glory would not fail him.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
A presentiment came to her; she knew instinctively that this was what the King essayed.
A GERMAN POMPADOURMARIE HAY
As for his daughter, Marie's daughter, a sort of presentiment forbade me to look in her face.
MARGUERITEANATOLE FRANCE
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WORDS RELATED TO PRESENTIMENT

  • apprehension
  • chariness
  • concern
  • distrust
  • doubt
  • dubiety
  • dubiosity
  • fear
  • foreboding
  • incertitude
  • misgiving
  • presentiment
  • scruple
  • skepticism
  • suspicion
  • uncertainty
  • wariness
  • wonder
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