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foreboding
used in David Copperfield

4 uses
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Definition a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • MY mother had a sure foreboding at the second glance, that it was Miss Betsey.
    Chapters 1-3 (7% in)
  • I picture myself coming downstairs in the morning, and looking through a long ghastly gash of a staircase window at the school-bell hanging on the top of an out-house with a weathercock above it; and dreading the time when it shall ring J. Steerforth and the rest to work: which is only second, in my foreboding apprehensions, to the time when the man with the wooden leg shall unlock the rusty gate to give admission to the awful Mr. Creakle.
    Chapters 4-6 (83% in)
  • How from counting months, we came to weeks, and then to days; and how I then began to be afraid that I should not be sent for and when I learnt from Steerforth that I had been sent for, and was certainly to go home, had dim forebodings that I might break my leg first.
    Chapters 7-9 (40% in)
  • A miserable foreboding that she would yield to, and sustain herself by, the same feeling in reference to any sacrifice for his sake, had oppressed me ever since.
    Chapters 25-27 (45% in)

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