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portent
used in Julius Caesar

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Definition
a sign of something about to happen
  • And these does she apply for warnings and portents
    And evils imminent; and on her knee
    Hath begg'd that I will stay at home to-day.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in Caesar's palace (62% in)
portents = signs of something to come (in Shakespeare's day, more specifically referring to signs indicating the approach of evil or calamity)
There are no more uses of "portent" in Julius Caesar.

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