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presentiment
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  • She must have some presentiment of evil.
  • Something seen, but indescribable, which filled him with dreadful presentiments?
  • It’s not the first time that my presentiments have been fulfilled.
  • I believe in every foolish presentiment that comes into my head.
  • All these days since his arrival from Petersburg he had intended to pay her a visit, but some mysterious presentiment had restrained him.
  • I had a presentiment of what you would do, that day, ever since I saw you first in the morning.
  • He felt a presentiment that if he remained but a few days more in this place, and among these people, he would be fixed there irrevocably and permanently.
  • While there he heard excited whispers of someone just found at the bottom of the stairs in a fit; upon which he had hurried to the spot, with a presentiment of evil, and at once recognized the prince.
  • Of course I refuse to believe that Evgenie Pavlovitch could have known beforehand of the catastrophe; that is, that at such and such a day at seven o’clock, and all that; but he might well have had a presentiment of the truth.
  • During the evening other impressions began to awaken in his mind, as we have seen, and he forgot his presentiment.
  • THIS same morning dawned for the prince pregnant with no less painful presentiments,—which fact his physical state was, of course, quite enough to account for; but he was so indefinably melancholy,—his sadness could not attach itself to anything in particular, and this tormented him more than anything else.
  • He remembered that during his epileptic fits, or rather immediately preceding them, he had always experienced a moment or two when his whole heart, and mind, and body seemed to wake up to vigour and light; when he became filled with joy and hope, and all his anxieties seemed to be swept away for ever; these moments were but presentiments, as it were, of the one final second (it was never more than a second) in which the fit came upon him.
  • (Oh, how mean and hideous of him to feel this conviction, this presentiment!
  • ) "Speak if you dare, and tell me, what is the presentiment?" he repeated to himself, over and over again.

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  • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • I believe in every foolish presentiment that comes into my head.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot

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