foreboding

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Synonyms for foreboding

an indication of impending danger or harm

Synonyms for foreboding

ominously prophetic

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De Guiche, who appeared not to notice the foreboding expression, went up to Raoul, and grasping him by the hand, said, -- "It is agreed, then, Bragelonne, is it not, that you will rejoin us in the courtyard of the Palais-Royal?
As the meal progressed, she realized that her dim forebodings were fast materializing into a certain danger.
I went about, however, with a heart which was full of forebodings.
He looked very attractive when his face was bright, and he dispelled her ridiculous forebodings at once.
At times, looking at Zeena's shut face, he felt the chill of such forebodings.
My first cursory inspection of the face of the cliffs filled my heart with forebodings, since nowhere could I discern, except where the weird herald stood still shrieking his shrill summons, the faintest indication of even a bare foothold upon the lofty escarpment.
At length the sun set, and we enjoyed a couple of hours of such quiet as our melancholy forebodings would allow to us.
After he had left them they went silently below, each wrapped in gloomy forebodings.
Though the position of all of us at that time was not particularly brilliant, and the poverty was dreadful all round, yet the etiquette at court was strictly preserved, and the more strictly in proportion to the growth of the forebodings of disaster.
The manner in which the musketeer had been near killing his two best friends, the destiny which had so strangely brought Athos to participate in the great state secret, the farewell of Raoul, the obscurity of the future which threatened to end in a melancholy death; all this threw D'Artagnan incessantly back on lamentable predictions and forebodings, which the rapidity of his pace did not dissipate, as it used formerly to do.
Her brother had guessed right: the little princess had been crying after dinner and had spoken of her forebodings about her confinement, and how she dreaded it, and had complained of her fate, her father-in-law, and her husband.
I was willing to do as much of it as I could get to do, but I distrusted my health, somewhat, and I had many forebodings, which my adored poet helped me to transfigure to the substance of literature, or enabled me for the time to forget.
She was not given to morbid forebodings, and above all things she craved the society of her kind and that interchange of thought which is one of the marked distinctions between man and the lower animals.
The strange and uncanny noises of the jungle night filled her with the most dreadful forebodings, and when a cold, drizzling rain set in upon them her cup of misery was full.
Aunt Atossa sighed heavily, as if all forebodings upon the occasion of George Barry's marriage had been amply and darkly fulfilled.