Definition of forebode
1 : to have an inward conviction of (something, such as a coming ill or misfortune) … she looked eagerly in his face, not quick to forebode evil, but unavoidably conscious that the state of the family had changed … — Nathaniel Hawthorne
Examples of forebode in a Sentence
that police car parked outside the house doesn't forebode well
Recent Examples of forebode from the Web
The music in minor sounds eerie, the greenery is lush, and the darkness foreboding, creating an unsettling tension that simmers.
This is the point in these stories when something unpleasant and foreboding inevitably happens.
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The play, an interior monologue, is set in a Spanish hotel in 1959 and the aging, rambling Hemingway character is struggling to find the right words to fill the foreboding paper in his typewriter.
Williams has experienced do not forebode serious problems.
The new construction, the first since the center opened, is also intended to make the famously foreboding building more pedestrian-friendly.
And with the Ducks already down one game, the deficit left a foreboding tone.
A foreboding dark cloud came over the lawn immediately.
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