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ominous
used in War and Peace

2 uses
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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • "Come here, my friend...." and she ominously tucked up her sleeves still higher.
    Book One — 1805 (54% in)
  • The soldiers passed in a semicircle round something where the ball had fallen, and an old trooper on the flank, a noncommissioned officer who had stopped beside the dead men, ran to catch up his line and, falling into step with a hop, looked back angrily, and through the ominous silence and the regular tramp of feet beating the ground in unison, one seemed to hear left.... left.... left.
    Book Two — 1805 (82% in)

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