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Usage examples for forebode

  1. Did not Benito's departure forebode evil for her lover? – The Thin Red Line; and Blue Blood by Arthur Griffiths
  2. The presses blare its probable approach, And poverty and wealth alike forebode. – Stories in Verse by Henry Abbey
  3. And what would you forebode for France, and for her ruler? – The Hour and the Man An Historical Romance by Harriet Martineau
  4. I hated to see him get in, it made me forebode. – Around the World with Josiah Allen's Wife by Marietta Holley
  5. If she did not appear it might forebode the very worst of disasters. – Anxious Audrey by Mabel Quiller-Couch
  6. One of McClellan's aids suggested to the general that the comparative silence of the rebel artillery might forebode evacuation. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  7. I forebode A sudden danger from the craven King Of Israel, or else a secret ambush From those who hate us in Damascus. – The Poems of Henry Van Dyke by Henry Van Dyke
  8. As you have said, comrade, an adventurous, reckless life has strong temptation for me; therefore, if Ellen's love is not for me- and I forebode it is not, though I'm not yet ready to resign all hope- I shall take it for a sign that a kind fate is sparing her the woeful doom of a drunkard's wife. – Donald McElroy, Scotch Irishman by Willie Walker Caldwell
  9. Wherefore, if thou survivest me, and if, as I forebode, dissension break out between Harold and Tostig, I charge thee by memory of our love, and reverence for my grave, to deem wise and just all that Harold deems just and wise. – Harold, Complete The Last Of The Saxon Kings by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  10. Not that there was anything in the least terrifying in the strength of the wind- far from it, indeed,- for it was no heavier than a double- reefed topsail breeze, to which the schooner stood up as stiff as a church, but there was a certain indescribable hollowness in the sound of it- that is the only fitting term I can find to apply- that was quite unlike anything that I had heard before, and that somehow seemed, in its weirdness, to indisputably forebode disaster. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  11. Then there was the dreaded spectre of the Goblin Friar associated with Newstead Abbey: A monk, arrayed In cowl and beads, and dusky garb, appeared, Now in the moonlight, and now lapsed in shade, With steps that trod as heavy, yet unheard- This apparition was generally supposed to forebode evil to the member of the family to whom it appeared, and its movements have thus been poetically described by Lord Byron, who, it may be added, maintained that he beheld this uncanny spectre before his ill- starred union with Miss Millbanke: By the marriage bed of their lords, 'tis said, He flits on the bridal eve; And 'tis held as faith, to their bed of death He comes- but not to grieve. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  12. Be vigilant, good friend, over my house; for even now, on my return, I thought that two strangers were following my steps, and I forebode some evil in store for me as the chastisement for my sins, even greater than this misery of my daughter's transgression. – Antonina by Wilkie Collins
  13. The boy said nothing more, but, covering himself closer, he lay until the eleventh day, when he spoke again:- My father, said he, the dreams forebode evil. – Good Stories For Great Holidays Arranged for Story-Telling and Reading Aloud and for the Children's Own Reading by Frances Jenkins Olcott
  14. And did not this forebode the end of everything; might not this destructive fury gain the whole family, overwhelming it as with a blast of folly and hatred after so many years of sterling good sense and strong and healthy affection? – Fruitfulness Fecondite by Emile Zola
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