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telltale -- as in: a telltale sign
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Harry Potter (#7) and the Deathly Hallows
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  • He expected to encounter an obstacle at any moment; his worst fear was Peeves, and he strained his ears with every step to hear the first, telltale signs of the poltergeist’s approach.

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  • But not before I see telltale redness in his eyes.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • Connor waits for the telltale sting of the tranq bullet but it never comes, because the moment the bullet is fired, the boy in white takes a step back, and he’s hit in the shoulder.
    Neal Shusterman  --  Unwind

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