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  • verb Present participle of portend.

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Examples

  • He christens his hero Marco Stanley Fogg, a name portending lots of onomastic exposition and tales of playground cruelty, and then spends pages giving us just that.

    A Reader's Manifesto

  • He christens his hero Marco Stanley Fogg, a name portending lots of onomastic exposition and tales of playground cruelty, and then spends pages giving us just that.

    A Reader's Manifesto

  • That labeling of the 1950s was in retrospect misleading, because unlike the ecstatic enthusiasms of earlier awakenings, the postwar surge was channeled primarily through conventional and even establishment institutions, portending no great revolution, either civil or religious.

    American Grace

  • Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent, portending grave threats to our environment and commercial fishing.

    Francesca Koe: Victory at Sea - CA Governor Signs Protection of Sharks into Law

  • Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent, portending grave threats to our environment and commercial fishing.

    Francesca Koe: Victory at Sea - CA Governor Signs Protection of Sharks into Law

  • The trees had lost most of their leaves, and the air was brisk and portending the changing weather.

    Miles to Go

  • As I wrote in these pages last October, Russia and China vetoed a draft resolution which merely "condemned" the violence committed by the Assad regime, portending Russia's determination to shelter Assad from any pressure to make tangible concessions to his political opponents.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Time to Reset Russia's Syrian Offense

  • Researchers estimate that some shark populations have declined by more than 90 percent, portending grave threats to our environment and commercial fishing.

    Francesca Koe: Victory at Sea - CA Governor Signs Protection of Sharks into Law

  • As I wrote in these pages last October, Russia and China vetoed a draft resolution which merely "condemned" the violence committed by the Assad regime, portending Russia's determination to shelter Assad from any pressure to make tangible concessions to his political opponents.

    Amb. Marc Ginsberg: Time to Reset Russia's Syrian Offense

  • "This weakening euro may be portending a more significant concern with regard to the financial system in Europe."

    Oil Prices Settle at Two-Week Low

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