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portent
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Leaves of Grass
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  • Is humanity forming en-masse? for lo, tyrants tremble, crowns grow dim, The earth, restive, confronts a new era, perhaps a general divine war, No one knows what will happen next, such portents fill the days and nights; Years prophetical! the space ahead as I walk, as I vainly try to pierce it, is full of phantoms, Unborn deeds, things soon to be, project their shapes around me, This incredible rush and heat, this strange ecstatic fever of dreams O years!

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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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