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foreboding
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • Pestilence was known to have been foreboded by a shower of crimson light.
    Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (68% in)
  • Hester could not but ask herself whether there had not originally been a defect of truth, courage, and loyalty on her own part, in allowing the minister to be thrown into a position where so much evil was to be foreboded and nothing auspicious to be hoped.
    Chapter 13 -- Another View of Hester (92% in)
  • Yes; their minister whom they so loved—and who so loved them all, that he could not depart heavenward without a sigh—had the foreboding of untimely death upon him, and would soon leave them in their tears.
    Chapter 23 -- The Revelation of the Scarlet Letter (14% in)

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