from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Portending evil; inauspicious.
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- adj. which bodes evil, spelling bad things
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Boding evil; inauspicious; ill-omened.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Foreboding evil; inauspicious: unlucky.
Chrysler Group LLC The sound of the Cherokee at full whoop—a dark-soaring and portentous cackle, an ill-boding pressure wave like a string of distant daisy-cutters—is exceedingly pleasant, says Mr. Neil.
I would also mildly observe that the sound of the Cherokee at full whoop—a dark-soaring and portentous cackle, an ill-boding pressure wave like a string of distant daisy-cutters—is exceedingly pleasant.
That will put to rest all ill-boding parallels with the Smoot-Hawley tariffs and their allegedly ominous consequences.
And thus, croaking like the ravens when they anticipate pestilence, the ill-boding sibyls withdrew from the churchyard.
“Then you would give up this ill-boding connection, but from notions of delicacy with regard to the time?”
After a short and ill-boding silence, “I mean not,” said
'Tis a rumour ill-boding I tell, my child; they bring me word that sentence is passed upon thy life by the Argives 'vote.
But — O malignant and ill-boding stars! — — First part of Henry the Sixth.
He too had heard this ill-boding whistle, and the report which echoed under the tilt.
Hoyst vp thy sailes, delay attrackts thy sinne, Flie from ill-boding starres with all thy might, Vnto thy hart let praise and pittie in.