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ominous
used in The Fellowship of the Ring

11 uses
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Definition threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • ...the ruins of towers: they had an ominous look.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (27% in)
ominous = threatening or suggestive of evil or bad things
  • So it went on, until his forties were running out, and his fiftieth birthday was drawing near: fifty was a number that he felt was somehow significant (or ominous); it was at any rate at that age that adventure had suddenly befallen Bilbo.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (6% in)
  • That name the hobbits only knew in legends of the dark past, like a shadow in the background of their memories; but it was ominous and disquieting.
    1.2 -- Book 1 Chapter 2 -- The Shadow of the Past (9% in)
  • The tidings were mostly sad and ominous: of gathering darkness, the wars of Men, and the flight of the Elves.
    1.3 -- Book 1 Chapter 3 -- Three is Company (89% in)
  • The sound was ominous.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (8% in)
  • They began to feel that all this country was unreal, and that they were stumbling through an ominous dream that led to no awakening.
    1.6 -- Book 1 Chapter 6 -- The Old Forest (93% in)
  • The dark patches grew darker, but they shrank; and suddenly he saw, towering ominous before him and leaning slightly towards one another like the pillars of a headless door, two huge standing stones.
    1.8 -- Book 1 Chapter 8 -- Fog on the Barrow-Downs (30% in)
  • They had been in fear of pursuit for so long that any sound from behind seemed ominous and unfriendly.
    1.12 -- Book 1 Chapter 12 -- Flight to the Ford (67% in)
  • Beyond the ominous water were reared vast cliffs, their stern faces pallid in the fading light: final and impassable.
    2.4 -- Book 2 Chapter 4 -- A Journey in the Dark (29% in)
  • Now dark and ominous it loomed up in the night.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (44% in)
  • Tall and sheer and ominous they stood upon either side of the stream.
    2.9 -- Book 2 Chapter 9 -- The Great River (88% in)

There are no more uses of "ominous" in The Fellowship of the Ring.

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