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  • Found on his person was a letter to his sweetheart, the wording of which foretokened exactly the manner of his death.

    Cold Mountain

  • Found on his person was a letter to his sweetheart, the wording of which foretokened exactly the manner of his death.

    Cold Mountain

  • It was long, very long, since she had seen her with that look of happy anticipation in her face -- never since the good days at Lilac Lodge, before she had quarrelled so irrevocably with her husband -- and the maid wondered whether it foretokened a reconciliation.

    The Splendid Folly

  • When Mrs. Blewett smiled, it foretokened trouble, and wise people had learned to have sudden business else -

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Away to the east a shimmering silveryness beneath a palace of aerial cloud foretokened moonrise.

    The Story Girl

  • ” The certainty of their ultimate “Illumination, ” or Buddhaship, was always foretokened by certain presages.

    The Story of Sumedha. I. The Buddha. Translated from the Introduction to the Jtaka (i. 31).

  • When Mrs. Blewett smiled it foretokened trouble, and wise people had learned to have sudden business elsewhere before the smile could be translated into words.

    Chronicles of Avonlea

  • Away to the east a shimmering silveryness beneath a palace of aerial cloud foretokened moonrise.

    The Story Girl

  • Miss Corona was sure there was another meaning in it too; she believed it foretokened some change in her own life, some rejuvenescence of love and beauty like to that of the ancient rose-tree.

    Lucy Maud Montgomery Short Stories, 1902 to 1903

  • The priest assures Phormion that the entrails of the victim foretokened every possible favor in future athletic contests -- and this, and his insinuating smile, win him a silver drachma to supplement his share of the lamb.

    A Day in Old Athens; a Picture of Athenian Life

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