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portent
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The Scarlet Letter
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  • But did your reverence hear of the portent that was seen last night? a great red letter in the sky—the letter A, which we interpret to stand for Angel.
  • We have thrown all the light we could acquire upon the portent, and would gladly, now that it has done its office, erase its deep print out of our own brain, where long meditation has fixed it in very undesirable distinctness.

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  • believes the Golden Globe Awards are portents of the upcoming Academy Awards
  • The drive to El Puerto was always a pleasant one, but today it was filled with strange portents.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima

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