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Definitiona sign of something about to happen
- But did your reverence hear of the portent that was seen last night? a great red letter in the sky—the letter A, which we interpret to stand for Angel.Chapter 12 -- The Minister's Vigil (99% in)
- We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, and would gladly, now that it has done its office, erase its deep print out of our own brain, where long meditation has fixed it in very undesirable distinctness.Chapter 24 -- Conclusion (12% in)
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