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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of forebode.


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  • The speeches of Oliver Cromwell have a formidable reputation for prolixity, confusion, and excessive tediousness; yet we have not, for our own part, found these volumes to be of the dry and scarce readable description which their title foreboded; and we would caution others not to be deterred by any fears of this nature from their perusal.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 61, No. 378, April, 1847

  • The murder scene in question involves a roadside massacre that's foreboded with each flashback scene during the questioning of the three witnesses.

    Rabid Rewind: Surveillance

  • It would go hard with them, Billy foreboded gloomily.


  • They were all bush dogs or wild-dogs, and so small was their courage that their thirst and physical pain from cords drawn too tight across veins and arteries, and their dim apprehension of the fate such treatment foreboded, led them to whimper and wail and howl their despair and suffering.


  • Yet it was there, shouting its message of warning through every tissue cell, every nerve quickness and brain sensitivity of him — a totality of sensation that foreboded the ultimate catastrophe of life about which he knew nothing at all, but which, nevertheless, he felt to be the conclusive supreme disaster.


  • --- More than anything in the world the procurator hated the smell of rose oil, and now everything foreboded a bad day, because this smell had been pursuing the procurator since dawn.

    Mikhail A. Bulgakov - Master and Margarita (Book Review)

  • Westerland, who had seen that look on other faces and knew what it foreboded, suffered severe feelings of misgiving.

    The Elvis Latte

  • What it meant as to particulars I no more foreboded then than you forebode now, but it put me rather out of sorts.

    Doctor Marigold

  • However, Suetonius relates that Octavius, surnamed Augustus, was so weak as to believe that a fish, which leaped from the sea upon the shore at Actium, foreboded that he should gain the battle.

    A Philosophical Dictionary

  • Tonight, the uproar that is following him to a country where Scientology is -- well, it's practically foreboded.

    CNN Transcript Jul 19, 2007


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