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ominous
used in The Scarlet Letter

3 uses
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Definition threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • Or was there, as it rather seemed, a circle of ominous shadow moving along with his deformity whichever way he turned himself?
    Chapter 15 -- Hester and Pearl (9% in)
  • Sometimes a light glimmered out of the physician's eyes, burning blue and ominous, like the reflection of a furnace, or, let us say, like one of those gleams of ghastly fire that darted from Bunyan's awful doorway in the hillside, and quivered on the pilgrim's face.
    Chapter 10 -- The Leech and his Patient (6% in)
  • There was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart.
    Chapter 22 -- The Procession (25% in)

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