American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Threatening doom; ominous.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Full of doom or destruction; fraught with doom.
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. rare Full of condemnation or destructive power.
- doom + -ful (Wiktionary)
“If they feel it makes our house less doomful, that's fine.”
“And really, while one prefers not to have to cope with these little, um, bumps in the road, we can in fact cope, and it will be fine, and situations that can be kept from being doomful by the application of two pieces of wood and a tire replacement we can afford, well, those could really be a lot worse.”
“Frantic light and doomful dark mark X first a multi-colored zebra, then mark him a ghost.”
“Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner: All right, if you're going to do it, let's do it right: the Faulkneriest Faulkner, the doomful Southern past rising up in a swirl of consciousness and at least one thousand-word sentence.”
“The article begins by evoking Ozymandias, but contains a more contemporary reference point for doomful ruins:”
“But it was only the image of Cheney in my head again, pronouncing some doomful phrases calculated to make anyone hearing him experience an icy chill of nameless dread.”
“There's a heart-breaking brevity to its ungainly, wooden, doomful little action.”
“I have read his doomful mission by the dim and flaring lamps -”
“The flush of pink to her cheeks, the sparkle in her eyes belied her doomful prediction.”
“Only her feet moved in that slow, doomful cadence.”
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