from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An omen; portent; prognostic; a foreshowing: as, “sweet bodements!”
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun obsolete An omen; a prognostic.
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- noun obsolete An
omen; a prognostic.
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Arkël, says in _Pelléas et Mélisande_, like persons "whispering about a closed room," This drama -- at once his most typical, moving, and beautiful performance -- swims in an atmosphere of portent and bodement; here, as Pater noted in the work of a wholly different order of artist,
That clinging mist seemed of evil bodement for our expedition.
As they recovered from the effects of his bodement, the people left the theatre, their minds full of indefinite dread.
I wish indeed for the glad sympathy of my people, for I think that our Saviour turning water into wine at the wedding, was an example set that we should rejoice and be merry at the fulfilment of one of the great obligations imposed on us as social creatures; and I have ever regarded the unhonoured treatment of a marriage occasion as a thing of evil bodement, betokening heavy hearts and light purses to the lot of the bride and bridegroom.