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The Scarlet Letter
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  • Or was there, as it rather seemed, a circle of ominous shadow moving along with his deformity whichever way he turned himself?
  • There was no feebleness of step as at other times; his frame was not bent, nor did his hand rest ominously upon his heart.
  • Sometimes a light glimmered out of the physician’s eyes, burning blue and ominous, like the reflection of a furnace, or, let us say, like one of those gleams of ghastly fire that darted from Bunyan’s awful doorway in the hillside, and quivered on the pilgrim’s face.

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  • I’m beginning to hear ominous rumblings of discontent.
  • With the clouds looking so ominous, I’m afraid there will be a bad storm.

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