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ominous
used in Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince

7 uses
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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • His powers, as you heard, were surprisingly well-developed for such a young wizard and — most interestingly and ominously of all — he had already discovered that he had some measure of control over them
    Chapter 13 -- The Secret Riddle (90% in)
ominously = foreshadowing evil
  • An immense chimney, relic of a disused mill, reared up, shadowy and ominous.
    Chapter 2 -- Spinner's End (1% in)
  • He had stopped coming to meals at the staff table, an ominous sign, and on the few occasions when they had passed him in the corridors or out in the grounds, he had mysteriously failed to notice them or hear their greetings.
    Chapter 11 -- Hermione's Helping Hand (5% in)
  • I'm starving," said Harry, once the door had closed behind them and they were hurrying through the dark and deserted grounds; he had abandoned the rock cake after an ominous cracking noise from one of his back teeth.
    Chapter 11 -- Hermione's Helping Hand (79% in)
  • Before anybody could respond to this ominous pronouncement, tindormitory doors opened again and Mr. and Mrs. Weasley hurried up the ward.
    Chapter 19 -- Elf Tails (18% in)
  • The careless way in which Voldemort regarded this Horcrux seemed most ominous to me.
    Chapter 23 -- Horcruxes (43% in)
  • Ominously, there were many cob-webbed boxes piled on a table where Harry was clearly supposed to sit; they had an aura of tedious, hard, and pointless work about them.
    Chapter 24 -- Sectumsempra (86% in)

There are no more uses of "ominous" in Harry Potter (#6) and the Half-Blood Prince.

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