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  • adv. in an ominous manner; with sinister foreboding

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In an ominous manner; with significant coincidence; significantly; with ill omen; portentously.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in an ominous manner


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  • Maya leaves the room causally as if to visit the ladies 'and the cameras keep zooming in ominously on her naked mannequin.

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  • For example, things begin ominously in Matt Brighton's DVD Authority review of To Catch a Thief.

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  • And now, as we emerge from the pine-wood, a new Dolomite – a huge, dark, mournful-looking mountain ominously splashed with deep red stains – rises suddenly into towering prominence upon our left, and seems almost to overhang the road.

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  • Its title ominously suggests that Only One Flo Part 2 will soon be upon us - and that really isn't necessary.

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  • Gazi said Tshabalala-Msimang had said "ominously" that AZT was too expensive, that it might have long-term side effects and that there should be no regrets in 15 years time.

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  • "At 10 percent of U.S. GDP (and rising" ominously "), our federal deficit" looks more like the Greek deficit than the California deficit, "he wrote.

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  • More ominously, the new law allowed the president to alone decide when to acquire and exercise that power.

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  • He saw the conflict, now so ominously coming up over the horizon, as one between the living wholeness of the German conception and the dying divisiveness of English pluralism.

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  • In one video on the BMSD website, an archetypal "angry young Muslim" begins ominously, "I have a message for those who insult Islam," before adding: "Let's agree to disagree."

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  • Ironically—and ominously—only Anglo-Floridians raised serious objections.24

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