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omen
used in Tess of the d'Urbervilles

6 uses
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Definition
a sign of something about to happen
  • Like all the cottagers in Blackmoor Vale, Tess was steeped in fancies and prefigurative superstitions; she thought this an ill omen—the first she had noticed that day.
    1 — The Maiden (54% in)
  • O, I hope that is of no ill-omen for us now!
    4 — The Consequence (52% in)
  • Her idolatry of this man was such that she herself almost feared it to be ill-omened.
    4 — The Consequence (85% in)
  • She knew that it was all sentiment, all baseless impressibility, which had caused her to read the scene as her own condemnation; nevertheless she could not get over it; she could not contravene in her own defenceless person all those untoward omens.
    5 — The Woman Pays (96% in)
  • 'tis a thing of ill-omen, Miss.
    6 — The Convert (13% in)
  • It is that this sound of a non-existent coach can only be heard by one of d'Urberville blood, and it is held to be of ill-omen to the one who hears it.
    6 — The Convert (82% in)

There are no more uses of "omen" in Tess of the d'Urbervilles.

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