premonition


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an early warning about a future event

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For a time he could not even speak, but at last regained sufficient composure to tell them how the thing must have swooped silently upon him from above and behind as the first premonition of danger he had received was when the long, clawlike fingers had clutched him beneath either arm.
At that moment my attention was drawn to a light that suddenly streamed from an upper window of the house: one of the servants, awakened by what mysterious premonition of evil who can say, and in obedience to an impulse that she was never able to name, had lit a lamp.
But, for some reason which I could not then account, I was strangely overcome by a premonition of personal misfortune.
Was she somewhere near by and did she hear without the slightest premonition his chance and fateful footsteps on the flagged path leading to the cottage door?
The darkness, the presence of the dreaded witch-doctor, the pain of the contusions, with a haunting premonition of the future, and the fear of the hyenas combined to almost paralyze the child.
Just for a moment I had a premonition of approaching evil.
Suddenly there came to him a premonition of danger.
He was considering the nature of the premonition he had received, trying to locate the source of the mysterious force that had warned him, striving to sense the imperative presence of the unseen thing that threatened him.
I remember that at the very moment of picking up the bottle, before I even dealt with the wrapper, the weight of the object I had in my hand gave me an instant premonition.
However, there is always a cheering influence about the sea; and in my berth that night, rocked by the measured swell of the waves and lulled by the murmur of the distant surf, I soon passed tranquilly out of all consciousness of the dreary experiences of the day and damaging premonitions of the future.
As I stood looking down upon that sad and lonely mound, wrapped in the most dismal of reflections and premonitions, I was suddenly seized from behind and thrown to earth.
Chamier had finished second, beaten a head, to Premonition but, after consulting with the colt's trainer Vincent O'Brien, Rickaby objected and the placings were reversed, decision that infuriated Premonition's trainer Captain Cecil Boyd-Rochfort, who did not another runner in an Irish Classic for 12 years.
DARYL MURPHY got his first competitive goal for Celtic after a premonition about a penalty.
November 2004 Bouncer Ishfaq Ahmed (pictured) is shot and killed working on the door of Premonition nightclub in Birmingham city centre.
A COMPUTER expert who had a premonition he would win a share of a pounds 96m Euromillions draw last Friday was today celebrating becoming a millionaire.