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ominous
used in The Return of the King

6 uses
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Definition threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • All was ominously quiet.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (6% in)
ominously = threatening or foreshadowing bad things to come
  • Dull they seemed and harsh in the heavy air, braying ominously.
    5.3 -- Book 5 Chapter 3 -- The Muster of Rohan (77% in)
  • As Sam stood there, even though the Ring was not on him but hanging by its chain about his neck, he felt himself enlarged, as if he were robed in a huge distorted shadow of himself, a vast and ominous threat halted upon the walls of Mordor.
    6.1 -- Book 6 Chapter 1 -- The Tower of Cirith Ungol (22% in)
  • Behind it there hung a vast shadow, ominous as a thunder-cloud, the veils of Barad-dur that was reared far way upon a long spur of the Ashen Mountains thrust down from the North.
    6.2 -- Book 6 Chapter 2 -- The Land of Shadow (43% in)
  • The Mountain standing ominous and alone had looked taller than it was.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (57% in)
  • Far away now rising towards the South the sun, piercing the smokes and haze, burned ominous, a dull bleared disc of red; but all Mordor lay about the Mountain like a dead land, silent, shadow-folded, waiting for some dreadful stroke.
    6.3 -- Book 6 Chapter 3 -- Mount Doom (82% in)

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