Definition of Portending

1. Verb. (present participle of portend) ¹



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Definition of Portending

1. portend [v] - See also: portend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portending

portcluses
portcrayon
portcrayons
portcullis
portcullises
porte-cochere
porte-monnaie
porte cochère
porte cochères
ported
portegue
portegues
portemonnaie
portend
portended
portending (current term)
portends
portension
portensions
portent
portentive
portentous
portentously
portentousness
portents
porteous
porter
porter's beer
porterage
porterages

Literary usage of Portending

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1. Journal of a Tour Through the United States, and in Canada, Made During the by Charles Daubeny, Daubeny, Charles, 1795-1867 (1843)
"... by the quidnuncs of Washington, as portending something important, either for good or for evil, in the diplomatic relations between England and America. ..."

2. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"What I allude to is the very unexpected turn and tone of Mr. Pitt's speech, tending to approve of the interference of Russia, and portending (joined to ..."

3. The American Annual Cyclopedia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1871)
"... it reveals a state of political corruption alarming to Christian patriots, and portending the speedy destruction of all wholesome government. ..."

4. The History of the Roman Emperors: From Augustus to the Death of Marcus by Robert Lynam (1850)
"Prodigies portending hit death.—Agrippina destroys Lepida, and poisons Claudius.—His character. THE assumption of the toga virilis, or the manly pt)wn, ..."

5. A Provincial Glossary: With a Collection of Local Proverbs, and Popular by Francis Grose (1790)
"... than by drawing them down with their fingers, or by employing others to do it for them. OMENS portending DEATH. J. HE howling of a dog is a certain ..."

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