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  • NIGHT HAD FALLEN by the time Grace returned, her arrival presaged by the glow of a lamp expanding in the hall outside.†   (source)
  • The smoke in the corridor had presaged heat; the heat was here now, pressing against him like an oppressive wall.†   (source)
  • To many on both sides of the Atlantic, it presaged a quick end to the war.†   (source)
  • Clouds passed rapidly overhead, presaging rain.†   (source)
  • Laws that Presage Tyranny†   (source)
  • 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?†   (source)
  • She did not answer, but as he looked at her it seemed to him that something in her softened, as though a bitter frost were yielding at the first faint presage of Spring.†   (source)
  • Yet there were days that haunted the decade and presaged the tumultuous changes of the later sixties.†   (source)
  • To the east, a faint yellow glow tinted a section of the horizon, presaging the return of the sun.†   (source)
  • The air was cold and still, presaging a storm.†   (source)
  • But any thought that the interview presaged an overall cordial welcome for the new minister was dashed soon enough by the London press, which dismissed the meeting as nothing more than a curious anecdote for future historians.†   (source)
  • She had heard that note in men's voices often enough to know that it presaged a declaration of love.†   (source)
  • Finally, the world destruction, which the physicists tell us must come with the exhaustion of our sun and ultimate running down of the whole cosmos,28 stands presaged in the scar left by the fire of Tangaroaa: the world-destructive effects of the creator-destroyer will increase gradually until, at last, in the second course of the cosmogonic cycle, all will devolve into the sea of bliss.†   (source)
  • —Wait," Shreve cried, though Quentin had not spoken: it had been merely some quality, some gathering of Quentin's still laxed and hunched figure which presaged speech, because Shreve said Wait.†   (source)
  • Before Gant lay, half-presaged, a road of pain and terror which led on to death, but as his great strength dwindled, palsied, broke along that road, she went with him inch by inch, welding beyond life, beyond death, beyond memory, the bond that linked them.†   (source)
  • In the hospitals during the war she had seen too many faces wearing this pinched look not to know what it inevitably presaged.†   (source)
  • He smiled as if he meant that bad news came swiftly enough without being presaged by speech.†   (source)
  • It signified a crisis nearer than even her fears had presaged, and infinitely worse.†   (source)
  • His action presaged the old instinctive violence.†   (source)
  • Melancholy in a capitalist, like the appearance of a comet, presages some misfortune to the world.†   (source)
  • It was only the confirmation of the dark presages which had long gone before.†   (source)
  • This fidelity to her swelled her heart, while the need of it presaged that fearful something which, since Stewart's passionate appeal to her, haunted her as inevitable.†   (source)
  • Her nerves presaged strain.†   (source)
  • Every moment he expected the chill, the sense of loneliness that yet was ominous of a strange visitation, the peculiarly imagined lights and shades of the night—these things that presaged the coming of Cal Bain.†   (source)
  • The women of the oasis met them with gloomy faces presaging bad news, and they were reluctant to tell it.†   (source)
  • But Carley knew she was farther from normal than ever before in her life, and that the subtle, inscrutable woman's intuition of her presaged another shock.†   (source)
  • How coldly and pitilessly—with what an even, calm intonation, presaging, and enforcing tranquility in the men—with what accurately measured interval fell those cruel words: "Company!†   (source)
  • And when Jane gave Jerd the order to keep her favorites trained down to the day it was a half-conscious admission that presaged a time when she would need her fleet horses.†   (source)
  • On her right sat the ragged and half-starved Venters; and though blind eyes could have seen what he counted for in the sum of her happiness, yet he looked the gloomy outcast his allegiance had made him, and about him there was the shadow of the ruin presaged by Tull.†   (source)
  • But in his joy at the enchanted, tacit acquiescence of the mate, Ahab did not hear his foreboding invocation; nor yet the low laugh from the hold; nor yet the presaging vibrations of the winds in the cordage; nor yet the hollow flap of the sails against the masts, as for a moment their hearts sank in.†   (source)
  • The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.†   (source)
  • The yellow and vapoury sunset which had wrapped up Eustacia from his parting gaze had presaged change.†   (source)
  • Thus, like the sad presaging raven, that tolls
    The sick man's passport in her hollow beak,
    And in the shadow of the silent night
    Doth shake contagion from her sable wings;
    Vex'd and tormented, runs poor Barrabas,
    With fatal curses towards these Christians.†   (source)
  • Indeed, in some sort, they were not grieved at this event, at least as a portent; for they regarded it, not as a foreshadowing of evil in the future, but as the fulfilment of an evil already presaged.†   (source)
  • Tremendous as these sounds were, and yet more terrible from the awful event which they presaged, there was a sublimity mixed with them, which Rebecca's high-toned mind could feel even in that moment of terror.†   (source)
  • Dark blue enamel serpents, three on either side, arched toward the neck, like rainbows that Lord Zeus will pose on cloud as presages to men.†   (source)
  • After my first exhibition I was called to all parts of the country to make portraits of houses that were soon to be deserted or debased; indeed, my arrival seemed often to be only a few paces ahead of the auctioneer's, a presage of doom.†   (source)
  • Some presage of an act Which our eyes are compelled to witness, has forced our feet Towards the cathedral.†   (source)
  • Ah, not if you were like me, if sleep was to you a presage of horror!†   (source)
  • All she had thought and felt seemed only to presage a tumult.†   (source)
  • Now, it must be admitted that there is no symptom or presage of the approach of such a revolution.†   (source)
  • In time I forgot the circumstance, though there was much talk of it as a presage of the Messiah.†   (source)
  • As the different changes and chances that bring us into the company of certain other people in this life do not coincide with the periods in which we are in love with those people, but, overlapping them, may occur before love has begun, and may be repeated after love is ended, the earliest appearances, in our life, of a creature who is destined to afford us pleasure later on, assume retrospectively in our eyes a certain value as an indication, a warning, a presage.†   (source)
  • And Clyde, noticing this, was quite set up by it, for he could not help but feel that this in itself, and apart from whatever his cousin Gilbert might either think or wish to do, might easily presage some favor on the part of his uncle that might lead to some good for him.†   (source)
  • Never did bough creak so mysteriously, and never did the far-away howling of dogs send such a woeful presage through the night.†   (source)
  • A presage of horror!†   (source)
  • The clouds, which had been threatening all day, spread out in a dense and sluggish mass of vapour, already yielded large drops of rain, and seemed to presage a violent thunder-storm, when Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, turning out of the main street of the town, directed their course towards a scattered little colony of ruinous houses, distant from it some mile and a-half, or thereabouts, and erected on a low unwholesome swamp, bordering upon the river.†   (source)
  • Once Heavenly Love sent down a burning kiss
    Upon my brow, in Sabbath silence holy;
    And, filled with mystic presage, chimed the church-bell slowly,
    And prayer dissolved me in a fervent bliss.†   (source)
  • Gathering no encouragement from this startling presage of the nature of the scrutiny he was likely to undergo from the more mature judgments of the men, there was an instant when the young soldier would have retreated.†   (source)
  • I feel in every limb the presage
    Forerunning the grand Walpurgis-Night:
    Day after to-morrow brings its message,
    And one keeps watch then with delight.†   (source)
  • It was not difficult, however, to foretell the result, if any presage could be drawn from the feelings of those who crowded the place.†   (source)
  • Ah, poor man, no least presage of death is in your mind, how near it is, at last.†   (source)
  • My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.   (source)
    presage = are a sign of
  • now I change my mind,
    And partly credit things that do presage   (source)
    presage = serve as a sign of what will happen
  • E'en as the o'erflowing Nilus presageth famine.†   (source)
    standard suffix: Today, the suffix "-th" is replaced by "-s", so that where they said "It presageth" in older English, today we say "It presages."
  • There's a palm presages chastity, if nothing else.†   (source)
  • Now speedy death attends the guiltless youth, If my presaging soul divines with truth; Which, O!†   (source)
  • He recollected now many omens and presages of this happy event, some of which he had remarked at the time, but many more he now remembered; nor did he omit the dreams he had dreamt the evening before his meeting with Jones; and concluded with saying, "I always told your honour something boded in my mind that you would one time or other have it in your power to make my fortune."†   (source)
  • had I but the means To hold a rival place with one of them, I have a mind presages me such thrift That I should questionless be fortunate.†   (source)
  • — Behold yond simpering dame, Whose face between her forks presages snow; That minces virtue, and does shake the head To hear of pleasure's name;— The fitchew nor the soiled horse goes to't With a more riotous appetite.†   (source)
  • Such an unusual surprise made me start up in a minute, when, with my ladder, ascending the mountain as before, that very moment a flash of fire presaged the report of another gun which I presently heard, and found it was from that part of the sea where the current drove me away.†   (source)
  • But what power of mind,
    Forseeing or presaging, from the depth
    Of knowledge past or present, could have feared
    How such united force of gods, how such
    As stood like these, could ever know repulse?†   (source)
  • Whence thou returnest, and whither wentest, I know;
    For God is also in sleep; and dreams advise,
    Which he hath sent propitious, some great good
    Presaging, since with sorrow and heart's distress
    Wearied I fell asleep: But now lead on;
    In me is no delay; with thee to go,
    Is to stay here; without thee here to stay,
    Is to go hence unwilling; thou to me
    Art all things under Heaven, all places thou,
    Who for my wilful crime art banished hence.†   (source)
  • Long has my soul desir'd this time and place, To set before your sight your glorious race, That this presaging joy may fire your mind To seek the shores by destiny design'd.†   (source)
  • Turnus alone, undaunted, bore the shock, And with these words his trembling troops bespoke: "These monsters for the Trojans' fate are meant, And are by Jove for black presages sent.†   (source)
  • Asylas on his prow the third appears, Who heav'n interprets, and the wand'ring stars; From offer'd entrails prodigies expounds, And peals of thunder, with presaging sounds.†   (source)
  • The cause unknown; yet his presaging mind The fate of Dido from the fire divin'd; He knew the stormy souls of womankind, What secret springs their eager passions move, How capable of death for injur'd love.†   (source)
  • may his joyous looks Be presage of the joyous news he brings!†   (source)
  • And his opposite, the youth, bears in his visage no great presage of cruelty.†   (source)
  • Love the first motions of the lover hears, Quick to presage, and ev'n in safety fears.†   (source)
  • This dire presage, to her alone reveal'd, From all, and ev'n her sister, she conceal'd.†   (source)
  • They are almost all of them very firmly persuaded that good men will be infinitely happy in another state: so that though they are compassionate to all that are sick, yet they lament no man's death, except they see him loath to part with life; for they look on this as a very ill presage, as if the soul, conscious to itself of guilt, and quite hopeless, was afraid to leave the body, from some secret hints of approaching misery.†   (source)
  • with a divine Spirit; which Possession they called Enthusiasme; and these kinds of foretelling events, were accounted Theomancy, or Prophecy; Sometimes in the aspect of the Starres at their Nativity; which was called Horoscopy, and esteemed a part of judiciary Astrology: Sometimes in their own hopes and feares, called Thumomancy, or Presage: Sometimes in the Prediction of Witches, that pretended conference with the dead; which is called Necromancy, Conjuring, and Witchcraft; and is but juggling and confederate knavery: Sometimes in the Casuall flight, or feeding of birds; called Augury: Sometimes in the Entrayles of a sacrificed beast; which was Aruspicina: Sometimes in Dreams†   (source)
  • I give them with this ring, Which when you part from, lose, or give away, Let it presage the ruin of your love, And be my vantage to exclaim on you.†   (source)
  • Amazement seised
    The rebel Thrones, but greater rage, to see
    Thus foiled their mightiest; ours joy filled, and shout,
    Presage of victory, and fierce desire
    Of battle: Whereat Michael bid sound
    The Arch-Angel trumpet; through the vast of Heaven
    It sounded, and the faithful armies rung
    Hosanna to the Highest: Nor stood at gaze
    The adverse legions, nor less hideous joined
    The horrid shock.†   (source)
  • what praises can be paid To love so great, to such transcendent store Of early worth, and sure presage of more?†   (source)
  • Time calls you now; the precious hour employ: Slack not the good presage, while Heav'n inspires Our minds to dare, and gives the ready fires.†   (source)
  • The pilot, Palinurus, cried aloud: "What gusts of weather from that gath'ring cloud My thoughts presage!†   (source)
  • Mix'd with the Greeks, we go with ill presage, Flatter'd with hopes to glut our greedy rage; Unknown, assaulting whom we blindly meet, And strew with Grecian carcasses the street.†   (source)
  • Nor fails the goddess to foment the rage With lying wonders, and a false presage; But adds a sign, which, present to their eyes, Inspires new courage, and a glad surprise.†   (source)
  • So winds, when yet unfledg'd in woods they lie, In whispers first their tender voices try, Then issue on the main with bellowing rage, And storms to trembling mariners presage.†   (source)
  • Amaz'd, with running water we prepare To quench the sacred fire, and slake his hair; But old Anchises, vers'd in omens, rear'd His hands to heav'n, and this request preferr'd: 'If any vows, almighty Jove, can bend Thy will; if piety can pray'rs commend, Confirm the glad presage which thou art pleas'd to send.'†   (source)
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