What is another word for portent?

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[ pˈɔːtənt], [ pˈɔːtənt], [ p_ˈɔː_t_ə_n_t]

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How to use "Portent" in context?

A "portent" is an event with a meaning that is not immediately clear. In ancient Greece and Rome, portents were considered to be special omens that could give guidance to civilizations. They were seen as manifestations of the gods, and were used to interpret the future.

In Western culture, portents have been used to predict the future, often in cases of mystery or crime. They are also sometimes used to scare people into behaving in a certain way. For example, people might believe that a bad portent means that there is going to be a storm, or that a particular bird is a sign that someone is going to die.

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