portentous

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  • Not far from that portentous point of land he saw another light -- green! Cited from A Man and His Money, by Frederic Stewart Isham
  • That is perhaps a portentous word, but what else can one call it? Cited from The Cathedral, by Hugh Walpole
  • It was a meeting of most portentous moment, for its result would mean peace or war. Cited from Forty-one years in India, by Frederick Sleigh Roberts
  • This list is of portentous length, and to it four hundred more names are added every year. Cited from London's Underworld, by Thomas Holmes
  • We have been going thus nearly an hour, when a sudden and portentous change sets in. Cited from Mr. Fortescue, by William Westall
  • Brief as it was, it has been to me the most portentous period of my existence. Cited from Confessions of an Etonian, by I. E. M.
  • The fact that a thing occurs in nature takes it out of the portentous. Cited from Lore of Proserpine, by Maurice Hewlett
  • He scattered them, without moving or speaking to them, by a portentous look. Cited from Youth and the Bright Medusa, by Willa Cather
  • It proved, on appearance, to be of portentous length -- at least ten thousand lines. Cited from English Men of Letters: Crabbe, by Alfred Ainger
  • This is true, and it is what makes the present situation portentous. Cited from Woman and the Republic, by Helen Kendrick Johnson
  • The amount of reading that has gone to it is almost portentous. Cited from The Atlantic Monthly, Vol. 13, No. 76, February, 1864, by Various
  • When he had finished, he rose from his chair with a slightly portentous touch of professional ceremony. Cited from T. Tembarom, by Frances Hodgson Burnett
  • He was now in civilian clothes, with portentous news written on his face. Cited from Call of the Cumberlands, by Charles Neville Buck
  • The fact that no one had seen him was a very solemn and a very portentous one. Cited from The Lady of the Ice, by James De Mille
  • The great trees seemed even larger; their silence becoming portentous. Cited from Mistress Penwick, by Dutton Payne
  • Yet how often do we find that the portentous significance of these things is actually realized in fact. Cited from The Story of the Foss River Ranch, by Ridgwell Cullum
  • All of this would seem portentous considering the controversy the track subsequently caused.
  • We have said, that the sky looked angry and portentous, and such was the fact. Cited from The Tithe-Proctor, by William Carleton
  • He ran his eye down the pages, and his countenance grew portentous. Cited from Editorial Wild Oats, by Mark Twain
  • Since these portentous weathercocks have thus laid their heads together, wonderful events had already occurred. Cited from The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon by W. Irving #5
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