Examples of portent in a Sentence
a red sky in the morning can be a portent of a coming storm
a scout was sent to have a look at this teenage pitcher who was supposed to be the latest portent of the baseball world
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But measured by business sentiment, the portents are good.
And sadly for Republicans, his statements seem to be less the ravings of a cranky old man complaining about deli portion sizes and more portents of midterms to come.
The familiar Druids convened on MSNBC to pick over the data and extract the portents, but Halperin was nowhere to be seen or heard, a veteran starter who had been pulled from the rotation.
But the portents are perhaps even more dire in the U.S. territories in the Caribbean, which along with several island and archipelago nations in that sea will face a direct hit from Irma at its strongest.
Viewing these statements as a sign of strength and a possible portent of higher interest rates in those countries, investors rushed to buy the currencies, and the euro soared to its highest level against the dollar in more than a year.
The portents of such good tidings were instantly trending upon the social media and splashed globally.
The result is a lumbering and melodramatic inside story that begins with great portent and intrigue but ultimately sags under the weight of its own telling.
The most ominous portent for Puerto Rico is that experts don’t view this extreme hurricane season and multiple direct hits to the island as aberrations, but as previews of the new normal in the near future of a changing climate.
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Origin and Etymology of portent
First Known Use: 1562See Words from the same year
Synonymsaugury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, omen, prefiguring, presage
Related Wordsforerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination
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