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Definition a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • All that week I had a steadily escalating sense of foreboding.
foreboding = a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • Seeing a black cat always gives my grandmother a sense of foreboding.
  • foreboding = a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • 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
  • forebodings = feelings that bad things are going to happen
  • I went about, however, with a heart which was full of forebodings.
    Arthur Conan Doyle  --  The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
  • forebodings = feelings that bad things are going to happen
  • And he dreaded that mind: it revolted him: he shrank forebodingly from the idea of committing Isabella to its keeping.
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • forebodingly = with a sense that something bad will happen
  • Flora's sense of foreboding deepened, expanded.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The house looked sneaky somehow, almost as if it were up to no good. Foreboding. That was the word that popped into Flora's head.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • The house seemed full of foreboding.
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • CHAPTER FORTY-TWO — Foreboding
    Kate DiCamillo  --  Flora & Ulysses
  • foreboding = a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • "Madam," said King Edmund, "the like foreboding stirreth in my heart also."
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • It will be far otherwise than as you forebode.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • The storm clouds were grouped high above us, black and foreboding with a blue sky peeking out behind.
    Sarah Dessen  --  That Summer
  • Each time she closed her eyes, her head filled with forebodings and fantasies of the morrow.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Dance With Dragons
  • 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
  • —But her present forebodings she feared would experience no similar contradiction.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • I have a terrible foreboding, Timothy.
    James Lincoln Collier  --  My Brother Sam is Dead
  • 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
  • Dr. Bond, on some other occasion afterward, said that he did not like Franklin's forebodings.
    Benjamin Franklin  --  The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
  • As we trudged into the foreboding woods, the towering oaks and Carolina pines began to shut out all light.
    James Patterson  --  Kiss the Girls
  • She waited for them to speak; waited with foreboding.
    Sinclair Lewis  --  Main Street

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