Usage examples for Omened

  1. That ill- omened man Flitch had sidled round by the bushes to within a few feet of him. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  2. Debt, distress, sickness, and the heart- burnings of altered fortunes filled it; and when I closed it, I felt like one over all whose views in life a dark and ill- omened cloud was closing forever. – Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon, Volume 2 (of 2) by Charles Lever
  3. For though Courtier knew that against an unpopular idea there must always be a majority, he never thought so ill of any individual as to suppose him capable of belonging to that ill- omened body. – The Patrician by John Galsworthy
  4. About a week after this last reply, a company of soldiers, under the command of General Zokoli, surrounded the ill- omened castle, which stood out grey and silent against the rose- coloured mists which ushered in the sunrise. – King Matthias and the Beggar Boy by Nicholas Jósika
  5. And something tells me that I have left that ill- omened thing behind at last, and I am going to win! – The Silver Horde by Rex Beach
  6. Tell me it was a fancy bred of that ill- omened talk of yours? – The Yellow God An Idol of Africa by H. Rider Haggard
  7. Many a year had passed without the prospect of such an event, and it had looked as if the ill- omened words uttered in the past were to be realised. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  8. I was just going out to console myself with the company of my dear marchioness, when I saw the evil- omened masquer approaching, accompanied by a man, also in disguise, who shook me by the hand and begged me to come at ten o'clock to the " Three Kings" at such a number, if the honour of an old friend was dear to me. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  9. But neither when he escape the darkness of the womb, nor in his infancy, nor ever in his boyhood, nor in the gathering of the hair on his chin, did Justice look on him, or deem him worthy her regards: nor truly do I suppose that she will now take her stand near to him, in his ill- omened possession of his father- land. – Prometheus Bound and Seven Against Thebes by Aeschylus
  10. But, remembering Dudley, it had an ill- omened sound to me. – The La Chance Mine Mystery by Susan Carleton Jones
  11. And this we may be sure was the spirit of many another reply to these ill- omened invitations. – Robert Burns by Principal Shairp
  12. Consciousness of this ill- omened popularity infuriated Carshaw and alarmed Fowle. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  13. He laughed again in his ill- omened fashion and went on hurriedly, as though he feared that he should be called upon to explain his words: " Where is the fee? – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  14. Her idolatry of this man was such that she herself almost feared it to be ill- omened – Tess of the d'Urbervilles A Pure Woman by Thomas Hardy
  15. The poor widow, in her neat crimped cap, her well- worn mourning gown, her apron and handkerchief coarse, indeed, and of cheap material, but delicately clean, her grey hair parted on her brow, and her pale intelligent countenance, stood leaning against the doorway, holding in one thin trembling hand a letter newly opened, and in the other her spectacles, which she had been fain to take off, half hoping that they had played her false, and that the ill- omened epistle would not be found to contain what had so grieved her. – The Widow's Dog by Mary Russell Mitford
  16. Were those the witnesses of fair- omened spousailles? – The Last Of The Barons, Complete by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  17. Sundry remarks of this ill- omened individual will afford you a clear indication of his abject views and pernicious purpose. – The Gods are Athirst by Anatole France
  18. With that he began to curse and swear, saying, " May lightning blast the one of ill- omened ancestry who has shaken my house, frightened my family, and broken my bones," and many other harsh things, but he got no answer but a laugh, and the young man had his revenge. – Philippine Folk-Tales by Clara Kern Bayliss, Berton L. Maxfield, W. H. Millington, Fletcher Gardner, Laura Watson Benedict
  19. Here, not the ill- omened owl, nor the blind bat, nor the unclean worm shall come. – The Pilgrims Of The Rhine by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
  20. Then old Materne would take aim with his rifle, but the ill- omened bird would immediately take flight with dismal croakings, and the old hunter's arm fell helpless by his side. – The Invasion of France in 1814 by Émile Erckmann Alexandre Chatrian