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Definition a premonition (a supernatural feeling about what is to come) — especially of something evil or bad
  • the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case
  • I believe in every foolish presentiment that comes into my head.
    Dostoyevsky, Fyodor  --  The Idiot
  • I have a presentiment that it must be a girl.
    Dickens, Charles  --  David Copperfield
  • I still held it with the presentiment that a need for it would come.
    Doyle, Sir Arthur Conan  --  Beyond the City
  • He seemed to be working in obedience to some particular presentiment.
    Melville, Herman  --  Moby Dick LXVIII-CXXXIV
  • But my soul is always my own; every minute of the day and the night it is filled with unspeakable presentiments.
    Anton Chekhov  --  The Cherry Orchard
  • presentiments = premonitions (supernatural feelings about what is to come)
  • I was afraid again, but I had lived with fear a long time now and some vague presentiment that it would always be present.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • I have a horrible presentiment that something of the kind may happen to me.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • "That's a bad presentiment, mother."
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • I have a presentiment that if no other innocent atonement is made for this, it will one day be required of him.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • Thy words inspire a dread presentiment.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • He noticed that she was tremulous, and he had a presentiment of the subject she was going to speak about.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • The fact is, I felt irresistibly impressed with a presentiment of some vast good fortune impending.
    Edgar Allan Poe  --  The Gold-Bug
  • Hepzibah's presentiment had not deceived her.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The House of the Seven Gables
  • Finding my seat at last, I was overcome with a presentiment of worse things to come.
    Maya Angelou  --  I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings
  • Presentiment that long shadow passes over, and we are the startled grass.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • And when he turned again to face her she knew immediately that her presentiment was an accurate one, and that her cause was in its deepest peril yet.
    William Styron  --  Sophie's Choice
  • I had a presentiment that it would be needed.
    Lucy Maud Montgomery  --  Anne Of Green Gables
  • OEDIPUS 'tis a dread presentiment That in the end the seer will prove not blind.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • Presentiments of strange discoveries hovered round me.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street

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