Definition of Portends

1. Verb. (third-person singular of portend) ¹



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Definition of Portends

1. portend [v] - See also: portend

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portends

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

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1. The English Works of Thomas Hobbes of Malmesbury by Thomas Hobbes (1844)
"Which change of fortune, commonly portends. LIB. IV. "0 To armies or unto seafaring men; broken by Splendid and sparkling on the ground did light. ..."

2. The Papacy and the Levant, 1204-1571 by Kenneth M. Setton (1978)
"of him, it portends evil for Christendom."37 Indeed it did, and such word had reached him by 12 July at Graz, where the court had been since late May: "Here ..."

3. Extracts of the Journals and Correspondence of Miss Berry: From the Year by Mary Berry (1865)
"... of the interference of Russia, and portending (joined to other circumstances), if it portends anything, his coming into power with peaceable views. ..."

4. The Vocabulary of East Anglia: An Attempt to Record the Vulgar Tongue of the by Robert Forby (1830)
"A failure of the Crop of Ash-leys portends a death in the Royal Family. With what obscure traditionary or legendary tale this foolish notion may be ..."

5. The Lusiad: Or, The Discovery of India: an Epic Poem by Luís de Camões, William Julius Mickle (1809)
"But such the deeds thy radiant morn portends, Aw'd by thy frown ev'n now old Atlas bends His hoary head, ..."

6. Letters to a Young Lady,: In which the Duties and Character of Women are by West (Jane) (1806)
"... the change of manners and pursuits among these are so market!, that the most superficial observers must be alarmed at the prospect of what it portends. ..."

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