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ominous
used in The Phantom Tollbooth

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Definition
threatening (suggestive of, or foreshadowing bad things to come)
  • Tock growled ominously; for he hated even the thought of demons.
    p. 78.2
  • And the undersecretary," he finished ominously, "hangs by a thread.
    p. 85.9
  • "From there it's a simple matter of entering the Mountains of Ignorance, full of perilous pitfalls and ominous overtones—a land to which many venture but few return, and whose evil demons slither slowly from peak to peak in search of prey.
    p. 97.2
  • For an instant there was an ominous stillness, quieter and more silent than ever before, as if even the air was holding its breath.
    p. 161.5
  • Milo squinted into the darkness and saw for the first time that they had entered a vast cavern lit only by a soft, eerie glow from the great stalactites which hung ominously from the ceiling.
    p. 178.6
  • He emphasized his last remark with a dark and ominous look.
    p. 200.1
  • "But there is one problem even more serious than that," he whispered ominously.
    p. 201.2
  • An ominous silence dropped like a curtain around them and, except for the scuffling of their frantic footsteps, there wasn't a sound.
    p. 224.4
  • The little man had done his work well and, except for some ominous crawling noises just below the crest of the mountain, everything was again silent.
    p. 229.7
  • As always, they moved in ominous circles, for if one said "here," the other said "there," and the third agreed perfectly with both of them.
    p. 238.1

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