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presentiment
used in War and Peace

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Definition
a premonition (a supernatural feeling about what is to come) — especially of something evil or bad
  • Tomorrow perhaps, even certainly, I have a presentiment that for the first time I shall have to show all I can do.
    Book Three — 1805 (68% in)
  • Her presentiment at the time had not deceived her—that that state of freedom and readiness for any enjoyment would not return again.
    Book Nine — 1812 (69% in)
  • Yes, it was the same flesh, the same chair a canon, the sight of which had even then filled him with horror, as by a presentiment.
    Book Ten — 1812 (95% in)
  • "I was never pleased at Bolkonski's engagement to Natasha," said the countess, "but I always wanted Nicholas to marry the princess, and had a presentiment that it would happen.
    Book Eleven — 1812 (28% in)
  • I have a favorable presentiment!
    Book Twelve — 1812 (6% in)
  • Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was in fact fulfilled.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (6% in)
  • Anna Pavlovna's presentiment was justified, and all that morning a joyously festive mood reigned in the city.
    Book Twelve — 1812 (7% in)
  • Formerly I very much wanted Nicholas to marry her, but I always had a sort of presentiment that it would not come off.
    Book Fifteen — 1812-13 (51% in)

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