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ominous
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • It was a curious, and, as some people thought, an ominous fact, that, very soon after the workmen began their operations, the spring of water, above mentioned, entirely lost the deliciousness of its pristine quality.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (19% in)
  • It was considered, moreover, an ugly and ominous circumstance, that Colonel Pyncheon's picture—in obedience, it was said, to a provision of his will—remained affixed to the wall of the room in which he died.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (66% in)
  • This action, so ill-timed and extravagant,—accompanied, too, with a look that showed more like joy than any other kind of excitement,—compelled Hepzibah to dread that her stern kinsman's ominous visit had driven her poor brother to absolute insanity.
    Chapter 16 — Clifford's Chamber (80% in)

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