Definition of forebode
- … she looked eagerly in his face, not quick to forebode evil, but unavoidably conscious that the state of the family had changed …
- —Nathaniel Hawthorne
that police car parked outside the house doesn't forebode well
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to speak or write verbosely and windily
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