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portentous
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Man And Superman
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  • They all look portentous; but they have nothing to say.
  • …sufficiently above suspicion to act as your chaperone; and even the Times must sometimes thank its stars that new plays are not produced every day, since after each such event its gravity is compromised, its platitude turned to epigram, its portentousness to wit, its propriety to elegance, and even its decorum into naughtiness by criticisms which the traditions of the paper do not allow you to sign at the end, but which you take care to sign with the most extravagant flourishes between…

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

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