a moderate tremor that some seismologists have interpreted as a premonitory sign of the catastrophic quake that is inevitable
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John Hopewell, Variety, 10 Sep. 2021 Perhaps Lee sees himself as a premonitory vessel who has discovered the junction at which fiction merges with history.
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Bruce Sterling, WIRED, 13 Dec. 2012
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