Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A foreboding; omen; presage.
  • noun A foretelling; prediction.

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

  • noun rare The act or art of presaging; a foreboding.
  • noun rare That which is presaged, or foretold.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The act or art of presaging; a foreboding.
  • noun That which is presaged, or foretold.

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Examples

  • In November of 2005, I wrote this blog post as a kind of tongue-in-cheek presagement.

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  • They were off the bed in an instant, colliding in the doorway, Marlene scooting ahead, her thoughts full of little boys flaming like torches and the presagement of real, rather than neurotic, unbearable guilt.

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  • They were off the bed in an instant, colliding in the doorway, Marlene scooting ahead, her thoughts full of little boys flaming like torches and the presagement of real, rather than neurotic, unbearable guilt.

    Enemy Within

  • They were off the bed in an instant, colliding in the doorway, Marlene scooting ahead, her thoughts full of little boys flaming like torches and the presagement of real, rather than neurotic, unbearable guilt.

    Enemy Within

  • In _Notes and Queries_ a correspondent remarks that crowing hens are not uncommon, that their crow is very similar to the crow of a very young cock, and must be taken as a certain presagement of some dire calamity.

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