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portentous
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
very important; or indicating something important in the future

or:

acting overly important or serious
  • There was something charmingly cordial and engaging in the manner in which after saying "Now, Handel," as if it were the grave beginning of a portentous business exordium, he had suddenly given up that tone, stretched out his honest hand, and spoken like a schoolboy.
    Chapter 55 (29% in)

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