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portentous
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Great Expectations
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  • There was something charmingly cordial and engaging in the manner in which after saying "Now, Handel," as if it were the grave beginning of a portentous business exordium, he had suddenly given up that tone, stretched out his honest hand, and spoken like a schoolboy.

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  • They were excited by the portentous reports.
  • an illustration of something more portentous

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