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 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.
Don't get the wrong idea: this CD-ROM doesn't set out to force-feed martial arts knowledge to the masses or to prove that one style is better than another – that would be foreboding to a novice and tiresome to the expert.
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