Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Portentous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Presaging; foreshadowing.

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  • adjective portentous; presaging or foreshadowing

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Examples

  • The latter, bent double by pain, yet roused by the missionary's portentive warning, helping himself on by means of the chairs he met with on his passage, made vain efforts to reach the choir railing.

    The Wandering Jew — Volume 09

  • The latter, bent double by pain, yet roused by the missionary's portentive warning, helping himself on by means of the chairs he met with on his passage, made vain efforts to reach the choir railing.

    The Wandering Jew — Complete

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