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presentiment
used in Middlemarch

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Definition
a premonition (a supernatural feeling about what is to come) — especially of something evil or bad
  • Even Caesar's fortune at one time was, but a grand presentiment.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (67% in)
  • Such, my dear Miss Brooke, is the accurate statement of my feelings; and I rely on your kind indulgence in venturing now to ask you how far your own are of a nature to confirm my happy presentiment.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (32% in)
  • But the moment of vocation had come, and before he got down from his chair, the world was made new to him by a presentiment of endless processes filling the vast spaces planked out of his sight by that wordy ignorance which he had supposed to be knowledge.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (21% in)
  • Today she had begun to see that she had been under a wild illusion in expecting a response to her feeling from Mr. Casaubon, and she had felt the waking of a presentiment that there might be a sad consciousness in his life which made as great a need on his side as on her own.
    Book 2 — Old and Young (86% in)
  • The clear heights where she expected to walk in full communion had become difficult to see even in her imagination; the delicious repose of the soul on a complete superior had been shaken into uneasy effort and alarmed with dim presentiment.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (50% in)
  • She had no presentiment that the power which her husband wished to establish over her future action had relation to anything else than his work.
    Book 5 — The Dead Hand (47% in)
  • At the time when Mr. Vincy uttered that presentiment about Rosamond, she herself had never had the idea that she should be driven to make the sort of appeal which he foresaw.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (44% in)
  • He had no doubt that the affection was there, and had no presentiment that he had done anything to repel it.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (49% in)
  • He was already in a state of keen sensitiveness and hardly allayed agitation on the subject of ties in the past, and his presentiments were not agreeable.
    Book 6 — The Widow and Wife (85% in)
  • Bulstrode was only the more conscious that there was a deposit of uneasy presentiment in his wife's mind, because she carefully avoided any allusion to it.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (54% in)
  • But Mr. Farebrother, whose hopes entered strongly into the same current with Lydgate's, and who knew nothing about him that could now raise a melancholy presentiment, left him with affectionate congratulation.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (82% in)

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