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portend

verb

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formal + literary to be a sign or warning that something usually bad or unpleasant is going to happen
  • The distant thunder portended a storm.
  • If you're superstitious, a black cat portends trouble.

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The first known use of portend was in the 15th century

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“Portend.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/portend. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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