Definition of 'portent'
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They point to currency fluctuations as a portent of things to come and dismiss the relatively stable economic data elsewhere. The Sun (2016)And, of course, a portent of doom. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The portents are not good for one of his fractious demeanour. Times, Sunday Times (2007)This was a portent of things to come. Times, Sunday Times (2010)An ominous portent or proof that combined entities can amount to more than the sum of their parts? Times, Sunday Times (2013)Whether it is the right one only time will tell but the portents are good and it is refreshing. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The rise in demand for college places and the difficulty of funding the supply is a portent of things to come. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Yet the other portents are good. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The initial portents were not good. Times, Sunday Times (2016)The sporting air is full of strange portents, disturbing signs of deeply unsettling matters. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If they can somehow buy themselves some time, the portents for the future are more positive. Times, Sunday Times (2012)The first seemed a portent of nature, the second a portent of doom. Times, Sunday Times (2006)There have been worrying portents in Egypt. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It's an ominous portent of the future of cattle class. Times, Sunday Times (2015) Signs and portents bring us messages, and we should heed them ere civilisation crumbles. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The setting is grim, the portents far from good. Times, Sunday Times (2013)As the warriors passed along the mountain trails, they watched for portents of future victory or defeat. THE SCOTTISH ENLIGHTENMENT: The Scots' Invention of the Modern World (2002)While no one cared about that last night, such form is an ominous portent for next season. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The portents had been ominous. Times, Sunday Times (2009)Here was an ominous portent. Nemesis: The Battle for Japan, 194445 (2007)A portent of things to come. Times, Sunday Times (2015)I was fed up with all those portents of doom and reckon the series could benefit from a brutal change of direction. The Sun (2014)It's a cultural curiosity now, but perhaps a portent of the future. Christianity Today (2000)But'there is no American identity without a sense of portent and doom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)And you see in these cultural portents what the future will bring: it is a new America. Times, Sunday Times (2012)I followed a series of signs and portents that led beyond thought, to find myself in a realm that was vast and ancient. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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