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He looked for an omen before going into battle.
  a sign of something about to happen
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omen omens omened omening
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  • He looked for an omen before going into battle.
  • that butterflies were a good omen.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • Right there and then I should have known the dream was an omen of death.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • You’ll start seeing death omens everywhere.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban

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  • It’s like an omen.
    Rick Yancey  --  The Infinite Sea
  • It seemed like a bad omen.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • Despite the State’s early-morning maneuvers and the bad omen of the dog and Mrs. Williams, we had another good day in court.
    Bryan Stevenson  --  Just Mercy
  • There were times he believed it was an omen of sorts, though of what, he had no idea.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Choice
  • I decided to take that as a good omen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • A good omen.
    Judy Blume  --  In the Unlikely Event

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  • Dolphins are animals of good omen.
    Scott O’Dell  --  Island of the Blue Dolphins
  • Mom wonders if that’s a good omen.
    Rebecca Stead  --  When You Reach Me
  • It was a disturbing omen.
    Leon Leyson  --  The Boy on the Wooden Box
  • It must be a good omen.
    Eleanor Coerr  --  Sadako and the Thousand Paper Cranes
  • It seemed like a good omen.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • It was an omen: someone from Haarlem had been released!
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Was it their entry—duplicating the bad omen Sophie had felt only a short while before—that presaged the evil contretemps of the next fifteen minutes or so?
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • "Listen, you’re right, I think like that too, but, omens, signs, partial knowledge, there’s no logical way you could ." why couldn’t I ever get a sentence to come out right around her?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • This must be an omen that her mother has just died.
    Sonia Nazario  --  Enrique’s Journey
  • Overhead, a gray-matted sky hung like a bad omen.
    Ben Mikaeslen  --  Touching Spirit Bear
  • Protected from the sun, ignoring Piggy’s ill-omened talk, he dreamed pleasantly.
    William Golding  --  Lord of the Flies
  • If the night-blooming cereus was an omen of anything, it was of good weather for traveling.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Bean Trees
  • And did you know it’s supposed to be a bad omen to tie shoes together and hang them from a nail?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  A Thousand Splendid Suns
  • The omen from the Fates, when I saw them snip somebody’s life string.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • Julie trembled at this request, which seemed to her of bad omen.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • But leaving Neville lying motionless on the floor didn’t feel like a very good omen.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone
  • Perhaps the thought of that lonely walk across the ill-omened moor was weighing heavily upon his mind.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Hound of the Baskervilles
  • It was an ill omen.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • ’It is a name of ill omen,’ said Boromir.
    J.R.R. Tolkien  --  The Fellowship of the Ring
  • "Hist, hist!" said she, while her ill-omened physiognomy seemed to cast a shadow over the cheerful newness of the house.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • They are accounted a lucky omen.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • ’He’s a bird of bad omen: no mate for you.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • I liked to think that they were an omen of sorts.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Dear John
  • It is a terrible omen.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eragon
  • We laughed at the panhandler on the block, but he wasn’t just an object of ridicule, he was an unsettling omen.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • This is certainly a good omen.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • The sun was out now, and Hammond took it as an omen.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • "A name of good omen," said Poirot.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • At that moment, the sun came out, dazzling and brilliant: an omen of good fortune.
    Robert Cormier  --  I Am the Cheese
  • A bad omen for a homecoming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • My departure was therefore fixed at an early date, but before the day resolved upon could arrive, the first misfortune of my life occurred—an omen, as it were, of my future misery.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • They’ve got to be visions, omens, and all that other mystical stuff that makes my brain hurt.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • Guy wanted to believe in omens?
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Lucky One
  • There was a sinister and unlikely coincidence exposed that was too diabolical in implication to be anything less than the most hideous of omens.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • Can you imagine a worse omen?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • Thus I am entering this city, Siddhartha thought, with a charming omen.
    Hermann Hesse  --  Siddhartha
  • I dangers dared; I hindrance scorned I omens did defy: Whatever menaced, harassed, warned, I passed impetuous by.
    Charlotte Bronte  --  Jane Eyre
  • I was glad to see the sun, for in superstitious fashion I looked upon rain as an omen of ill-will, and the leaden skies of London had made me silent.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • He could not accept with assurance an omen that he was about to mingle in one of those great affairs of the earth.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • It was an omen! A sign!
    P.C. Cast & Kristin Cast  --  Marked
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