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All that week I had a steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
  a feeling that something bad is going to happen
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Word Prefix:  "Fore-" often means "before", as in foreground, forename, foresee, foretell, and forethought.
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  • All that week I had a steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
  • Seeing a black cat always gives my grandmother a sense of foreboding.
  • CHAPTER FORTY-TWO — Foreboding
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • It came about that on a certain day Rostam rose from his couch and his mind was filled with forebodings.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner

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  • I went about, however, with a heart which was full of forebodings.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • And he dreaded that mind: it revolted him: he shrank forebodingly from the idea of committing Isabella to its keeping.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • With equal parts foreboding and the urge to finally know everything, she typed his name into the search engine.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Longest Ride
  • He laughed, a dark sound that was more foreboding than friendly.
    Kiera Cass  --  The Heir
  • Cold foreboding was dripping down his spine like ice.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • He had a sudden feeling of foreboding.
    James Dashner  --  The Kill Order

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  • It looked nothing like the foreboding, cliff-ringed fortress I had first laid eyes upon a few weeks ago; now it seemed fragile, a shard of rock in danger of being washed away by the waves.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • The anticipation builds, the foreboding fear of having to walk the distance we just drove.
    Pittacus Lore  --  I Am Number Four
  • I’ll admit I did not understand Will’s attraction to a child of Hades, but if the dark foreboding type was what made Will happy .
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • Then why did Judith’s teasing always raise this cold little lump of foreboding?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • In the foreboding silence, I followed my usual path to the river.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • I have a terrible foreboding, Timothy.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • Werner is seized with a sudden and foreboding dread, but then Hauptmann looks back at him, and the feeling subsides.
    Anthony Doerr  --  All the Light We Cannot See
  • It was already drizzling slightly, the sky was overcast and foreboding, and tiny whitecaps were forming on the river surface.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • She appeared not to be listening any too closely, and I heard her continue in a voice that seemed to me both subdued and invaded by hints of foreboding.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I take note: artist instead of painter, the foreboding still, sign-pointing the way to senility.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • But something else bothered him—a cold sense of foreboding, as If he hadn’t heard the worst news yet.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I asked, feeling the dark stirrings of foreboding in the pit of my stomach.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • This sounded distinctly ominous, and my forebodings were abundantly justified as he reached into the drawer once more.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • Yet the not-arena fills me with a dreadful feeling of foreboding.
    Victoria Aveyard  --  Red Queen
  • It had grown larger, deeper, more tragic and foreboding.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • She saw it from the road, the foreboding mass of it, its peaks and tower and rambling walls.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • With a sudden sense of foreboding, Clary put her phone back down on the bed.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Lost Souls
  • Louie felt a wave of foreboding.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Our forebodings increase as rum is served out.
    Erich Maria Remarque  --  All Quiet on the Western Front
  • He saw that Ona was not with them, and was full of foreboding as to what that might mean.
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Enrique’s foreboding eases.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • They were so tall, so foreboding, Jalil’s walls.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • Throughout the night Aouda, full of sad forebodings, her heart stifled with anguish, wandered about on the verge of the plains.
    Jules Verne  --  Around the World in 80 Days
  • It was a try toward relieving the foreboding in his manner; it only worked to deepen it.
    John Knowles  --  A Separate Peace
  • Harry felt a slight sense of foreboding.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • "My friend," said Morcerf, "let us enjoy the present without gloomy forebodings for the future."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Shaking off his sense of foreboding, Hodge reached for another piece of paper, not noticing the scarlet drops that smeared the paper as he wrote.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Bones
  • The houses were dark and foreboding, with shattered windows.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • Instead of asking him what was wrong, Liesel began writing immediately, choosing to ignore the sense of foreboding that was quick to accumulate inside her.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • Me, some of the children, Nabi in the back, standing rigidly, hands behind his back, looking simultaneously foreboding, shy, and dignified, as Afghans often manage to in pictures.
    Khaled Hosseini  --  And The Mountains Echoed
  • Tonight, however, this place held a strange aura of foreboding.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • I asked with anxious foreboding, and before they could reply, I assessed the damage from across the room.
    Anne Frank  --  The Diary of a Young Girl
  • This was the same hour, but with a difference; I was returning to a cell, and what awaited me was a night haunted by forebodings of the coming day.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • At times, looking at Zeena’s shut face, he felt the chill of such forebodings.
    Edith Wharton  --  Ethan Frome
  • My wife was curiously silent throughout the drive, and seemed oppressed with forebodings of evil.
    H.G. Wells  --  The War of the Worlds
  • The foreboding of evil that had suddenly come over Rostov was more and more confirmed the farther he rode into the region behind the village of Pratzen, which was full of troops of all kinds.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • My mouth tasted like dead speed, dying beer, and foreboding.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • I exclaimed, seized with hypochondriac foreboding.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • As he made his way through the streets, his black eyes gleamed with foreboding.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • "Madam," said King Edmund, "the like foreboding stirreth in my heart also."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
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