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  • n. Plural form of boding.


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  • Thou god of fire, 'tis thine to light the bridal torch for men, but piteous is the flame thou kindlest here, beyond my blackest bodings.

    The Trojan Women

  • The frontal swagger of the gangs, a culture of nearly princely hauteur but with bodings, of course, of unembellished threat, and this is what Acey examined surgically, working the details, looking for traces of the solitaire, the young man isolated from his own moody pose.


  • Who was this woman that thus read the secrets of his heart and re-uttered to him the unwelcome bodings of his own soul?

    Barchester Towers

  • The evil bodings of Colman still continued; they were even communicated in the box office to the servant of the Duke of

    The Life of Oliver Goldsmith

  • She had uttered nothing but evil bodings to him on the day when he first went to Durbellière; and when he returned from Saumur, chief General of all the forces of then victorious La Vendée, she had refused to participate in the glories which awaited him in his native town.

    La Vend�e

  • The streets responded with flickering bursts of neon and fluorescent light, bodings of an ebullient nightlife.

    Heaven Lake

  • But the bodings of the crew were destined to receive a most plausible confirmation in the fate of one of their number that morning.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • It domineered above them so, that all their bodings, doubts, misgivings, fears, were fain to hide beneath their souls, and not sprout forth a single spear or leaf.

    Moby Dick; or the Whale

  • The dark features of our distress began now to diminish a little, and the countenance, even amid the gloomy bodings of our hard lot, to assume a much fresher hue.

    The Greatest Survival Stories Ever Told

  • Indeed, this cheerless day added to the gloomy fore-bodings in his mind, and it needed all his resolve and his pride in his own diplomacy to carry out his plan of approaching Sheila.

    Lippincott's Magazine of Popular Literature and Science Volume 12, No. 33, December, 1873


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