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threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

presaging ill fortune

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The poem closes with the ominousness of the lidless eyes watching and the reminder that 'She will outlast you.
Buenos Aires-based vanguard writers thus mitigated the musical achievements of jazz not by emphasizing the music's commercial impurities, but rather by stressing the ominousness of its transformative power.
It was the date that saw the release of Yann Martel's Life of Pi, and despite the coincidental ominousness, the book was not doomed.
iv) and (v) require testing in a controlled experiment because they both do make such claims of relevance--and that is so even if (v) asserts signification, ominousness, or harbingery, rather than causation.
8) In calling Coverdale the self-as-panopticon, I evoke Jeremy Bentham's original design for supervision of prison inmates and the now conventional Foucauldian ominousness of social surveillance, but I do not mean to offer a Foucauldian argument in this essay.
Here, the exterior ominousness spills into the interior.
When darker urges to evil and power manifest themselves with growing ominousness, he begs another minister to kill him "before it is too late.
Preljocaj's characteristic combination of inventiveness, energetic defiance, and ominousness reigned over a mating season with occasional hints of rape.
Looming over the short-lived merriment, the sea accords with the ominousness of the disguised King Polixenes, on the brink of his Leontean outburst.
And the very fact that it is somewhat vague adds to its ominousness.
In short, the inquisitiveness of the doorkeeper, who seizes on Aristomenes' suspicious behavior, gives him an air of ominousness and eeriness, almost clairvoyance, because he knows so much and sounds trained in the law, knowing which arguments will be effective in court; furthermore, the ongoing soliloquies by Aristomenes himself, in which he is daunted by the enormity of the prima facie case against himself, give the tale a legal atmosphere.
I say for the most part because even now, at the age of forty-eight, I am rarely able to walk into any school without feeling something of the same duodenal ominousness that haunted my first days as a student.
blurts a devout hedonist, but others will recognize the utter ominousness of the situation: "Hunting for food
c) The Babylonian criterion determining its ominousness must be known and quantifiable.