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Pronunciation: [pˈɔːtənt] (IPA)

Portent is a word that describes an omen or a sign, often indicating some important or significant event that is about to take place. Synonyms for portent include foreboding, harbinger, augury, omen, prophecy, prognostication, presage, sign, warning, and indication. Each of these words suggests something that is likely to happen in the near future, and they all convey a sense of anticipation or even anxiety. A portent can be a positive or negative sign, depending on the context, but it always suggests that something important is about to unfold. When we see a portent, we often feel a sense of curiosity and intrigue, wondering what the future holds.

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  • Equivalence

    • Noun, singular or mass
      omen.
  • Forward Entailment

    • Noun, singular or mass
      sign.
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Usage examples for Portent

Detached, no portion of the ritual had meaning; its portent lay in the whole.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
I thought that I knew its portent; I thought that I had discerned the inner meaning of the Day.
"The Orchard of Tears"
Sax Rohmer
I've got a portent here in this very coat; that's some small pumpkins, I tell you.
"Tales from the Veld"
Ernest Glanville

Famous quotes with Portent

  • The historian's job is to aggrandize, promoting accident to inevitability and innocuous circumstance to portent.
    Peter Conrad
  • Self-parody is the first portent of age.
    Larry McMurtry
  • Modern dancers give a sinister portent about our times.
    Agnes de Mille
  • May no portent of evil be attached to the words I say.
    Anonymous
  • Certaines personnes portent ressemblance surprenante avec de belles fleurs de lotus qui poussent dans la boue et pourtant élever au-dessus des eaux plus sombres que étonnamment belles fleurs. La boue des adversités, les défis et les obstacles ne cesse de leur croissance, mais offre la nourriture et la force à monter au-dessus de la saleté. Je pense souvent que ce doit être le fort désir, de la ténacité et de la persévérance de la fleur de lotus qui la rend si unique en élevant au-dessus et au-delà des limites normales. Ne l'oublions pas, pas tout ce qui pousse dans la boue se transforme en une élégante fleur de lotus. à mon avis, nous devons nous efforcer de développer le même mental force, de persévérance et de passion au sein - de manière à croître au-delà de la boue des circonstances impérieuses, la haine, les difficultés, les rejets et les discriminations sociales, que nous rencontrons souvent dans le monde réel. Alors seulement nous serons en mesure de se transformer en fleurs de lotus éloquents, ouvrant doucement nos pétales douces et souples, un par un, pour rendre notre monde plus beau.
    Deodatta V. Shenai-Khatkhate

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