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ominous
used in Atlas Shrugged

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threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • She thought of the ominous need of repairs, ominously neglected over the entire system.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (52% in)
  • She thought of the ominous need of repairs, ominously neglected over the entire system.
    1.3 Part 1 Chapter 3 — The Top and the Bottom (52% in)
  • He had to read it: there had been too much talk about this issue in the last three months, ominously too much, He read it, with the sound of voices and forced laughter coming from downstairs, reminding him that the guests were arriving, that the party had started and that he would face the bitter, reproachful glances of his family when he came down.
    1.6 Part 1 Chapter 6 — The Non-Commercial (10% in)
  • She paused, as if waiting for an answer, but she did not press it and went on gaily: "I know you're having all sorts of trouble at the mills-and then the political situation is getting to be ominous, isn't it?
    1.10 Part 1 Chapter 10 — Wyatt's Torch (31% in)
  • They returned to an ominously silent courtroom-and announced that a fine of $5,000 was imposed on Henry Rearden, but that the sentence was suspended.
    2.4 Part 2 Chapter 4 — The Sanction of the Victim (63% in)
  • He lowered his voice to the tone of an ominous warning: "I think I should tell you, as a favor to a friend, although it's confidential, that your husband's attitude is being discussed in high places-very high places.
    2.5 Part 2 Chapter 5 — Account Overdrawn (77% in)
  • You've got to get there, Kip," said the man ominously, in that stubborn monotone of the unthinking which asserts an end without concern for the means.
    2.7 Part 2 Chapter 7 — The Moratorium on Brains (44% in)
  • The young men had talked-through an exhausting trip by government plane, then a clammy ride in a government car-about science, emergencies, social equilibriums and the need of secrecy, till he knew less than he had known at the start; he noticed only that two words kept recurring in their jabber, which had also appeared in the text of the invitation, two words that had an ominous sound when involving an unknown issue: the demands for his "loyalty" and "co-operation."
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (5% in)
  • He knew that something was ominously wrong in the tone of his voice, because he saw the heads of the newsmen go up, as at the sound of an alarm; he saw them waiting, their pencils poised.
    3.3 Part 3 Chapter 3 — Anti-Greed (9% in)

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