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Synonyms for ominous

threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments

presaging ill fortune

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His smallest acts were prepared and unexpected, his speeches grave, his sentences ominous like hints and complicated like arabesques.
As far back as 1906 A.D., Lord Avebury, an Englishman, uttered the following in the House of Lords: "The unrest in Europe, the spread of socialism, and the ominous rise of Anarchism, are warnings to the governments and the ruling classes that the condition of the working classes in Europe is becoming intolerable, and that if a revolution is to be avoided some steps must be taken to increase wages, reduce the hours of labor, and lower the prices of the necessaries of life." The Wall Street Journal, a stock gamesters' publication, in commenting upon Lord Avebury's speech, said: "These words were spoken by an aristocrat and a member of the most conservative body in all Europe.
This was a bad sign to begin with, and I thought it more ominous still that he should pretend after dinner to fall asleep in the drawing-room, and that his eyes should cunningly follow Laura and me when he thought we neither of us suspected him.
She smiled and smiled, and we met; but it was all done in a silence by this time flagrantly ominous. Mrs.
The letter was ominous of serious events to come when the housekeeper returned to England; and it was due to Magdalen -- who was the person threatened -- to place the warning of danger in her own possession.
One might almost have said that there was a quite ominous silence.
LOS ANGELES -- Universal says it will release two new "Halloween" films, including one with the ominous title "Halloween Ends."
'Curfew is dangerous, exciting, funny and ominous,' says Sean, who plays a crime boss, The General.
NEWS that a British mum jailed in Iran is to face a second trial was described as "ominous" by her fearful husband last night.
THE husband of a British charity worker jailed in Iran on a charge of spying has described the announcement of a second trial as "ominous".
Ominous signs remain despite seemingly healthy growth rate
22 August 2016 - 12:18 Iran Expressed Condolences to Turkey Government for Deaths in another Terrorist Blast terrorist attack in the city of Gaziantep, Turkey in a wedding ceremoney left several death Qassemi said that such terrorist acts in a wedding ceremony and massacring defenseless and civilian people displayed evidently the ominous, inhuman and wicked goals of Takfiri terrorism and showed that how the dangerous and ominous phenomenon is threatening world community.
Ominous!" One reader suggested: "Why not continue the theme with a plane crash sculpture outside Birmingham Airport?" Several people questioned the PS2 million cost, saying "Surely the money could be put to better use" and "I think PS2 million would be better spent on the homeless in Birmingham than on some pointless piece of socalled art".
When there is a change in the colour of liquor or when ominous pattern appears on CTG recordings according to the stage of labour, the labour was terminated by either forceps or caesarean section.
SHAUN Murphy looked in ominous form as he opened up a 6-2 lead against Barry Hawkins after the first session of their Betfred World Championship semi-final at the Crucible.