Definition of Portentously

1. Adverb. In a portentous manner. "Portentously, the engines began to roll"

Partainyms: Portentous



Definition of Portentously

1. Adverb. In an ominous manner. ¹

2. Adverb. In a pompous manner. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Portentously

1. [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portentously

porte cochère
porte cochères
ported
portegue
portegues
portemonnaie
portend
portended
portending
portends
portension
portensions
portent
portentive
portentous
portentously (current term)
portentousness
portents
porteous
porter
porter's beer
porterage
porterages
portered
porteress
porteresses
porterhouse
porterhouse steak
porterhouses
portering

Literary usage of Portentously

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1. A Synopsis of Popery, as it was and as it is by William Hogan (1847)
"... the dark clouds of superstition that now portentously hang over us shall never be permitted to hide from our view, will soon warm it into maturity, ..."

2. Popery! As it was and as it is: Also, Auricular Confession; and Popish Nunneries by William Hogan (1853)
"... that now portentously hang over us shall oever be permitted to hide from our view, will soon .varm it into maturity, ..."

3. American Journal of Philology by Project Muse, JSTOR (Organization) (1907)
"This is a portentously long introduction to an apology that I desire to make to the Manes of Professor Paley, assuredly a portentously long introduction for ..."

4. Miscellanies: Literary & Historical by Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery (1921)
"The matter must be settled by a resignation, portentously offered and portentously withdrawn. It was burning the house down in order to roast the pig. ..."

5. Lord Randolph Churchill by Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery (1906)
"The matter must be settled by a resignation, portentously offered and portentously withdrawn. It was burning the house down in order to roast the pig. ..."

6. Lord Randolph Churchill by Archibald Philip Primrose Rosebery (1906)
"The matter must be settled by a resignation, portentously offered and portentously withdrawn. It was burning the house down in order to roast the pig. ..."

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