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presage
used in The Merchant of Venice

2 uses
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Definition
serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
  • O my Antonio! had I but the means To hold a rival place with one of them, I have a mind presages me such thrift That I should questionless be fortunate.
    1.1 — Act 1 Scene 1 — Venice. A street (95% in)
  • I give them with this ring, Which when you part from, lose, or give away, Let it presage the ruin of your love, And be my vantage to exclaim on you.
    3.2 — Act 3 Scene 2 — Belmont. A room in PORTIA's house (52% in)

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