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foreboding
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • No soul was prophetic enough to have any foreboding as to what might appear on the trial of Joshua Rigg.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (17% in)
  • The uneasiness first stirred by her aunt's questions grew and grew till at the end of ten days that she had not seen Lydgate, it grew into terror at the blank that might possibly come—into foreboding of that ready, fatal sponge which so cheaply wipes out the hopes of mortals.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (78% in)
  • Dorothea's outpouring of her notions about money, in the darkness of the night, had done nothing but bring a mixture of more odious foreboding into her husband's mind.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (92% in)
  • Lydgate, relieved from anxiety about her, relapsed into what she inwardly called his moodiness—a name which to her covered his thoughtful preoccupation with other subjects than herself, as well as that uneasy look of the brow and distaste for all ordinary things as if they were mixed with bitter herbs, which really made a sort of weather-glass to his vexation and foreboding.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (50% in)
  • With the reasons which kept Bulstrode in dread of Raffles there flashed the thought that the dread might have something to do with his munificence towards his medical man; and though he resisted the suggestion that it had been consciously accepted in any way as a bribe, he had a foreboding that this complication of things might be of malignant effect on Lydgate's reputation.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (87% in)
  • And what seemed a foreboding was pressing upon him as with slow pincers:—that his life might come to be enslaved by this helpless woman who had thrown herself upon him in the dreary sadness of her heart.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (49% in)

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