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portend
used in Gulliver's Travels

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Definition
indicate by signs that something is going to happen — especially something bad
  • One great excellency in this tribe, is their skill at prognostics, wherein they seldom fail; their predictions in real diseases, when they rise to any degree of malignity, generally portending death, which is always in their power, when recovery is not: and therefore, upon any unexpected signs of amendment, after they have pronounced their sentence, rather than be accused as false prophets, they know how to approve their sagacity to the world, by a seasonable dose.
    Part 4 — A Voyage to the Country of the Houyhnms (44% in)

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