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presage
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Oliver Twist
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  • The clouds, which had been threatening all day, spread out in a dense and sluggish mass of vapour, already yielded large drops of rain, and seemed to presage a violent thunder-storm, when Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, turning out of the main street of the town, directed their course towards a scattered little colony of ruinous houses, distant from it some mile and a-half, or thereabouts, and erected on a low unwholesome swamp, bordering upon the river.

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  • NIGHT HAD FALLEN by the time Grace returned, her arrival presaged by the glow of a lamp expanding in the hall outside.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • Yet there were days that haunted the decade and presaged the tumultuous changes of the later sixties.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide

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