Definition of Portents

1. Noun. (plural of portent) ¹



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Definition of Portents

1. portent [n] - See also: portent

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Portents

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

Literary usage of Portents

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1. The Reign of William Rufus and the Accession of Henry the First by Edward Augustus Freeman (1882)
"... because "^T' so foul a corpse lay beneath it.1 But as portents had gone before the fall of ... portents at so portents did not wait for the crumbling of ..."

2. Lun-hêng by Chʻung Wang, Alfred Forke (1907)
"Auspicious portents (Chi-yen). Whenever men are predestinated for something ... As he was endowed with a wonderful intellect, portents appeared in things. ..."

3. British Goblins: Welsh Folk-lore, Fairy Mythology, Legends and Traditions by Wirt Sikes (1880)
"Cambrian Death-portents—The Corpse-Bird—The Tan-\Vedd—Listening at the ... in Wales these portents assume distinct and striking individualities, ..."

4. The Function of Divine Manifestations in New Testament Times by Leroy Hahn Stafford (1919)
"CHAPTER VII portents In a supernaturalistic view of the universe which conceives the relation between deity and the world in terms of providence, ..."

5. Daniel Defoe: His Life and Recently Discovered Writings: Extending from 1716 by Lee, William, Daniel Defoe (1869)
"The Comet again, and on portents and Signs. AJ, Dec. 7.—Sir, I am taken off from Moralizing upon the useful subject which I had begun in my last (viz. ..."

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