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1 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event
  • a red sky in the morning can be a portent of a coming storm

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2 something extraordinary or surprising
  • 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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The first known use of portent was in 1562

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“Portent.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Aug. 2020.

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