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Synonyms of 'writing on the wall'

(idiom) 
We should have seen the writing on the wall and guessed what was coming.
Synonyms
omen
Her appearance at this moment is an omen of disaster.
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sign
It is a sign of things to come.
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warning
a warning of impending doom
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signal
She signalled a passing taxi.
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portent
This is a frightening portent for the future.
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forewarning
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ill omen
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Additional synonyms

in the sense of portent
Definition
a sign of a future event
This is a frightening portent for the future.
in the sense of sign
Definition
an omen
It is a sign of things to come.
Synonyms
forewarning,
auspice,
wake-up call
in the sense of signal
She signalled a passing taxi.
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