- From Middle English foreboden, from Old English forebodian ("to announce, declare"), equivalent to fore- + bode. (Wiktionary)
“Much of the time, it's just a misspelling-for example, "forbode" instead of "forebode,”
“If there are other (control) issues I'm not aware of, such as if you "forbode" her to get one, you may be in a power struggle, and one you obviously aren't going to win.”
“AND that all the dark portents of late (the Augustine II review, rumors of "possible cuts to human spaceflight", etc) do not forbode a retreat from real (vs 'more advanced studies') exploration beyond LEO.”
“But thou wilt not have this desire, nor do I myself forbode that so it will be.”
““Over gods forbode!” said Roland — “Alas! that you have such a tale to tell! and what horror comes next?””
““Over heavens forbode, my Lady!” answered Lilias; “I have lived too long with gentles, I praise my stars for it, to fight with either follies or fantasies, whether they relate to beast, bird, or boy.””
“Goddis forbode y schulde be so lewde for to so seie”
“Saint – Germain chose to say — it is certain that men and women alike flung themselves into a life of pleasure with an intrepidity which seemed to forbode the end of the world.”
“This fierce exclamation seemed to forbode some immediate explosion of popular resentment, and, in fact, such had been expected by the magistrates, and the necessary measures had been taken to repress it.”
“Whether I shall ever be better I cannot tell; I awfully forbode I shall not.”
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