- v. Simple past tense and past participle of portend.
“He had no idea what the horn calls portended, what doom might”
“He had no idea what the horn calls portended, what doom might be about to fall.”
“I think the most important thing to consider about the H-N bombings is not that they portended the potential end of the world, but that once we used them we have never used them again.”
“The Chinese had potential to break new ground but instead ended up giving the world a stupendously super-sized version of Expos past that to all appearances contravenes the very theme that portended to make this Expo special, "Better City, Better LIfe.”
“Here we go again," he says in the report, amid a number of charts displaying negative statistics similar to those that portended problems before the 2008 financial panic.”
“For a contemporary embodiment of the upheaval that this scene portended, consider Sean Combs, a hip-hop mogul and one of the most famous African Americans on the planet.”
“An election cycle back, places like Bucks County, Pa., portended well for a Democratic future.”
“The 6% mark on the 10-year bond is seen as crucial as a breach of that level in the past has portended a sharp rise in bond yields of other fiscally frail countries.”
“Last week's debt deal debacle portended a number of things, among them the stark, unavoidable reality of government dysfunction that it is the embodiment of Pogo's twist of phrase that "we have met the enemy and he is us.”
“Even as the sun sparkled on the water in the port, the ominous shapes overhead portended doom and dread.”
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