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foreboding
used in The Return of the King

7 uses
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Definition
a feeling that something bad is going to happen
  • Perhaps he has some foreboding of bad news.
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (12% in)
  • But though all the signs forebode that the doom of Gondor is drawing nigh, less now to me is that darkness than my own darkness.
    5.1 — Book 5 Chapter 1 — Minas Tirith (30% in)
  • Have I not tasted it now many nights upon my tongue foreboding that worse yet lay in the dregs?
    5.4 — Book 5 Chapter 4 — The Siege of Gondor (31% in)
  • The leading company rode off as swiftly as they could, for it was still deep dark, whatever change Wadfara might forebode.
    5.5 — Book 5 Chapter 5 — The Ride of the Rohirrim (79% in)
  • Nonetheless, though they marched in seeming peace, the hearts of all the army, from the highest to the lowest, were downcast, and with every mile that they went north foreboding of evil grew heavier on them.
    5.10 — Book 5 Chapter 10 — The Black Gate Opens (27% in)
  • And the Warden looking from his window was glad in heart. for he was a healer. and his care was lightened; and certain it was that, heavy as was the dread and foreboding of those days upon the hearts of men, still these two of his charges prospered and grew daily in strength.
    6.5 — Book 6 Chapter 5 — The Steward and the King (23% in)
  • And my heart forebodes that soon it will past away for ever.
    6.6 — Book 6 Chapter 6 — Many Partings (11% in)

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