Examples of premonition in a Sentence
She had a premonition that he would call.
she had a premonition that her cat would somehow get hurt that day
Recent Examples of premonition from the Web
My mother, too, has had her share of strange premonitions: accidents foretold, telephones answered before the first ring.
But Mr. Paul’s dire premonition fits within an overarching Republican proposition that the Obama administration and the Federal Reserve are relentlessly undermining the American economy.
For its other bad men: the callous, self-justifying drunks drowning their own demons in spirits, the guys whose hunches and premonitions come in six-packs, the men whose hearty pursuit of their own self-destruction may finally be rewarded.
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Origin and Etymology of premonition
Middle English premunition, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin premunition-, premunitio, alteration of Late Latin praemonitio, from Latin praemonēre to warn in advance, from prae- + monēre to warn — more at mind
First Known Use: 15th century
PREMONITION Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of premonition for English Language Learners
: a feeling or belief that something is going to happen when there is no definite reason to believe it will
PREMONITION Defined for Kids
Definition of premonition for Students
: a feeling that something is going to happen
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