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ominous
used in Moby Dick

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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • —Rather ominous in that particular connexion, thought I. But it is a common name in Nantucket, they say, and I suppose this Peter here is an emigrant from there.
    Chapters 1-3 -- Loomings; The Carpet-Bag; The Spouter-Inn (33% in)
  • It's ominous, thinks I. A Coffin my Innkeeper upon landing in my first whaling port; tombstones staring at me in the whalemen's chapel; and here a gallows! and a pair of prodigious black pots too!
    Chapters 13-15 -- Wheelbarrow; Nantucket; Chowder (77% in)
  • While in various silent ways the seamen of the Pequod were evincing their observance of this ominous incident at the first mere mention of the White Whale's name to another ship, Ahab for a moment paused; it almost seemed as though he would have lowered a boat to board the stranger, had not the threatening wind forbade.
    Chapters 52-54 -- The Albatross; The Gam; The Town-Ho's Story (3% in)

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