Foreboded
Forebode Fore*bode", v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Foreboded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Foreboding}.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to announce. See {Bode} v. t.] 1. To foretell. [1913 Webster]

2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly. [1913 Webster]

His heart forebodes a mystery. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster]

Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of C[ae]sar's death. --Middleton. [1913 Webster]

I have a sort of foreboding about him. --H. James.

Syn: To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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