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indicate by signs that something is going to happen — especially something bad
  • On a hunch, one day, I stopped along the Scenic, just where the Zebulon River opened out into a little slough, and where, in the spring, I had seen that flock of pelicans and thought they portended something good.
    p. 312.5

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