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presage
used in Oliver Twist

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Definition
serve as a sign of something about to happen — typically something bad
  • The clouds, which had been threatening all day, spread out in a dense and sluggish mass of vapour, already yielded large drops of rain, and seemed to presage a violent thunder-storm, when Mr. and Mrs. Bumble, turning out of the main street of the town, directed their course towards a scattered little colony of ruinous houses, distant from it some mile and a-half, or thereabouts, and erected on a low unwholesome swamp, bordering upon the river.
    Chapter 38 — Containing an Account of What Passed Between Mr. and Mrs.... (2% in)

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