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ominous
used in Heart of Darkness

8 uses
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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • It was the same kind of ominous voice; but these men could by no stretch of imagination be called enemies.
    Chapter 1 (45% in)
ominous = threatening of bad things to come
  • And farther west on the upper reaches the place of the monstrous town was still marked ominously on the sky, a brooding gloom in sunshine, a lurid glare under the stars.
    Chapter 1 (7% in)
  • You know I am not used to such ceremonies, and there was something ominous in the atmosphere.
    Chapter 1 (26% in)
  • The high stillness confronted these two figures with its ominous patience, waiting for the passing away of a fantastic invasion.
    Chapter 2 (9% in)
  • The opening paragraph, however, in the light of later information, strikes me now as ominous.
    Chapter 2 (81% in)
  • But I had also heard another, and a very ominous, murmur on the deck below.
    Chapter 2 (87% in)
  • She was savage and superb, wild-eyed and magnificent; there was something ominous and stately in her deliberate progress.
    Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • And the memory of what I had heard him say afar there, with the horned shapes stirring at my back, in the glow of fires, within the patient woods, those broken phrases came back to me, were heard again in their ominous and terrifying simplicity.
    Chapter 3 (83% in)

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