To see details on the word
please enable javascript.

Go to New Version of This Page
This old version has not been updated since 2016,
but we're leaving it in case you prefer it.
Show What's New
Please update your links from the new version.

She had a premonition that her child would be hurt.
  a feeling, not based on reason, that something will happen — especially something bad
 Mark word for later review on this computer
premonition premonitions premonitory
Web Links:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Dictionary -®
Dictionary/Synonyms - Google®
Dictionary List - OneLook®
Wikipedia Article
  • She had a premonition that her child would be hurt.
  • As soon as I got to camp, I had a premonition about Hera’s cabin.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • But I knew, as a chill of premonition tingled from my tailbone up to my neck, that it was not us he saw.
    Katherine Applegate  --  Everworld - Search For Senna
  • Some premonition of that great power stirred and swayed these young creatures who traversed the solemn woodlands with soft-footed silent care.
    Sarah Jewett  --  A White Heron

  • Show more
  • I wanted to ... and try to forget (at least for one night) that I had a terrible premonition about Chris’s disappearance and...
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Betrayed
  • We laughed at Miss Shazia’s premonition, but then I started having bad dreams too.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • It was like a premonition.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Hollow City
  • Was there some premonition, she would wonder, that made that moment so poignant, some foreknowledge that this was the last afternoon the three would ever spend together in the small cottage?
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • She quickly wrapped her hand in the corner of her apron and dismissed the premonition.
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Dr. Pierce—an avid surfer himself who knew me well through our sport and also our churchlater told me he had a premonition that it was me.
    Bethany Hamilton  --  Soul Surfer

  • Show more again
  • We sat now, waiting for 9:30, tense and upright in the high-backed wooden chairs, avoiding as if by a kind of premonition the cushioned and comfortable seats.
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • One night I had a premonition that the war had come close.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But when I prayed at Mass this morning I had a a premonition—yes, the same, a premonition, and was filled with this slowly mounting frightful sensation.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • I look at her, empty of premonition.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • It appears that one way or another, my premonitions were right.
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • He was not one for premonitions, and had never felt any sense of destiny about himself, but now, with his cheek pressed against the cold wood of the rifle, he was sure he would pull the trigger that would send the bullet through the heart of the wolf.
    Dave Eggers  --  A Hologram for the King
  • My mind’s eye began to fill with flood upon flood of conflicting premonitions of what was to come.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • There’s a shiver of premonition about it somehow, as if perhaps he had an intimation that this tiny mysterious piece would be one of the very few works to outlive him.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • But as we drew close to the Golden Gate, I had a premonition that I was riding with someone I was meant to be with, and definitely someone I liked to be with.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die
  • Was it a premonition of Max’s death?
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • And this premonition was disagreeable to him though he knew it could not be helped.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • So maybe you have this premonition that there is something fundamentally incompatible and you’re preempting the preemption.
    John Green  --  The Fault in Our Stars
  • A sort of premonitory tremor, a fear of he was not certain what, had passed through Winston as soon as he caught his first glimpse of the cage.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • His heart pounded as a terrible premonition gripped him.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • I was undressing in my own room, when, with a premonitory tap at the door, he entered, and at once began to speak.
    Bram Stoker  --  Dracula
  • She had a premonition.
    Alice Sebold  --  The Lovely Bones
  • Potter? A premonition?
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire
  • By some fishermen his approach is regarded as premonitory of the advance of the great sperm whale.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • She had a premonition that chaos was rising.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • "I had a premonition it was you, Helmholtz," he shouted as he opened.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • I’m not the kind of person who’s prone to premonitions or overconfidence, so I suspected that there was more to my flash than magical thinking.
    Gayle Forman  --  If I Stay
  • The flames of tall candles clashed desolately with the gray of the light from the street; the light made the candles seem dimmer, the candles gave to the day outside a premonitory tinge of dusk.
    Ayn Rand  --  The Fountainhead
  • Langdon felt an uneasy premonition.
    Dan Brown  --  Angels & Demons
  • An abrupt panic, like a warning premonition, makes it impossible for me to speak for a long moment.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  The Host
  • And I felt in our final a strong premonition not to let him go.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Burned
  • It was late in the summer and we were all seated around the kitchen table making our plans to go to El Puerto for the harvest when my mother with strange premonition remembered Narciso.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • A premonition.
    Truman Capote  --  In Cold Blood
  • His promise fell, soft as a premonition, followed by the bobcat’s predatory growl, ’Me too.’
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • It was as if she had a premonition of some approaching disaster.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo
  • His premonition of disaster was correct from the beginning; and like a ranting actress in an indifferent play, I might say that we have paid for freedom.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • It’s a mystery, then, how people can have premonitions while sleeping, how they can do something unconsciously that has defeated our greatest sages.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • All week long the thought of his own ending had been on his mind like a well, like a (Go on, say it) like a premonition, Death?
    Stephen King  --  The Shining
  • When facts, the premonitory symptoms of latent social malady, move heavily, the slightest complication stops and entangles them.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • Still, as he climbed down, he felt a nagging premonition that whatever he had come here for still wasn’t over—and was, in fact, only beginning.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • Fremantle stared at him, transfixed, trying to sense a premonition.
    Michael Shaara  --  The Killer Angels
  • All were engrossed in early-night reminiscences about dreams, figures, premonitions.
    Toni Morrison  --  The Bluest Eye
  • Then a strange reaction took place; he who had just abandoned 5,000,000 endeavored to save the 50,000 francs he had left, and sooner than give them up he resolved to enter again upon a life of privation—he was deluded by the hopefulness that is a premonition of madness.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • Signals . and they filled her with premonition.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • At all hours of the day and night, I would be taken with the premonitory shudder; above all, if I slept, or even dozed for a moment in my chair, it was always as Hyde that I awakened.
    Robert Louis Stevenson  --  Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
  • She could not explain her dread, her sense of premonition.
    Stephen King  --  Carrie
Search for samples from other sources:
(try right-click if popups are disabled)
Interest -- Source
General -- Google News®
General -- Time® Magazine
General -- Twitter®
Associated words [difficulty]:   premonition [2]
     If popups are enabled: Search in OneLook®   If Flash® is also enabled: Search in Visuwords®
Most commonly used in these subjects:   Classic Literature, Medicine, Sports
Home . . . enhancing vocabulary while reading