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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a feeling that something bad will happen
  • I had a nagging presage that the results of my medical tests would not be good

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2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event
  • the sight of the first robin is always a welcome presage of spring

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Synonyms & Antonyms of presage (Entry 2 of 2)

to tell of or describe beforehand
  • people used to believe that a comet presaged a major event, such as the death of a king

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“Presage.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 May. 2021.

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