Noun(1) a sign of something about to happen
(1) I cannot express strongly enough how horrified I am at what has happened and its evil and terrifying portent for the future.(2) what portent can be greater than a pious notary?(3) On the eve of my first day of paid post-university employment she rang me up and in a voice dripping with portent , said: ├ö├ç├┐Listen, I want to tell you something.├ö├ç├û(4) The devastation wreaked by Hurricane Katrina, with hundreds killed, is likely a portent of worse to come in a warming world.(5) When the building is evacuated, she stays behind unnoticed and overhears a conversation of sinister portent in her native Ku tongue on the microphone system.(6) A late-night ambiance of portent and dread permeates the music, deepened by the combustible dimension of the band's playing, a tense containment that threatens to explode at any moment.(7) His opening cadenza is filled with tension and dark portent , and his tempos, as usual, are well judged.(8) Not your typical hardcore-punk funfest, this one comes heavily laden with socio-political portent .(9) an omen of grave portent for the tribe(10) That's how the album was received on its release in November 1975: as beacon, portent , and catalyst.(11) The tender attention paid by the wife to her husband's body, the detailed steps of her betrayal, and the subtle note of portent , all serve to heighten the drama.(12) This paragraph is laden with portent and grim irony.(13) I sit on a bentwood chair in a patch of sunlight as if I'm in a single spot, centre of a dim-lit stage, shadow-filled with movement and with portent .(14) The confluence of events was an ominous portent for Newman.(15) I arrived home with renewed determination, I was going to study and make the heavy feeling of dread and portent disappear.(16) But sweeping narrative is not Leaf's style; instead, she represents incisive moments, many of them funny, some harrowing, and all equally free of portent and nostalgia.
1. omen ::
2. significance ::
3. prognostication ::
Different Formsportent, portents
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