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The Mill on the Floss
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  • The red light of the setting sun seemed to have a portentous meaning, with which the alarming bray of the second donkey with the log on its foot must surely have some connection.
  • Mrs. Tulliver was frightened; there was something portentous in this mad outbreak; she did not see how life could go on after it.
  • Imagine a truly respectable and amiable hen, by some portentous anomaly, taking to reflection and inventing combinations by which she might prevail on Hodge not to wring her neck, or send her and her chicks to market; the result could hardly be other than much cackling and fluttering.

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

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