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Definition a sign of something about to happen
  • He looked for an omen before going into battle.
omen = a sign of what would happen
  • Right there and then I should have known the dream was an omen of death.
    Paul Zindel  --  The Pigman
  • omen = sign of something about to happen
  • that butterflies were a good omen.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • omen = sign of something about to happen
  • You'll start seeing death omens everywhere.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban
  • omens = signs of what will happen in the future
  • A bad omen for a homecoming.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • She didn't know if that was an omen of sorts or even if she should attach any meaning to it.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  Message in a Bottle
  • Be it so if you will; but, alas! it was a dream of evil omen for young Goodman Brown.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  Young Goodman Brown
  • It seemed like a good omen.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • The sun was out now, and Hammond took it as an omen.
    Michael Crichton  --  Jurassic Park
  • Can you imagine a worse omen?
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Crank
  • And so, if the heavens were doubtful, from early morning I would not cease to interrogate them, observing all the omens.
    Marcel Proust  --  Swann's Way
  • It was an ill-omened place.
    Oscar Wilde  --  The Picture of Dorian Gray
  • Le6n lets us out of the car, a good omen.
    Ellen Hopkins  --  Glass
  • The omen from the Fates, when I saw them snip somebody's life string.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters
  • 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
  • You are strange visitors and I think perhaps an ill omen.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • The three outlaws stiffened in their seats, incredulous, yet irresistibly swayed by emotions that stirred to this dark, lonely, ill-omened hour.
    Zane Grey  --  The Man of the Forest
  • I felt sure the lion was a good omen.
    Gloria Whelan  --  Listening for Lions
  • It might be deemed the omen of defeat.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie

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