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Definitionthreatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
- ,' said Mr. Spiker, with an ominous look.Chapters 25-27 (24% in)
- I knew enough of Mr. Micawber by this time, to foresee that he might be expected to recover the blow; but my night's rest was sorely distressed by thoughts of Traddles, and of the curate's daughter, who was one of ten, down in Devonshire, and who was such a dear girl, and who would wait for Traddles (ominous praise!Chapters 28-30 (56% in)
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