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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·bod·ing, n. Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Fore·bode v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreboding.]
 1. To foretell.
 2. To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.
    His heart forebodes a mystery.   --Tennyson.
    Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of Cæsar's death.   --Middleton.
    I have a sort of foreboding about him.   --H. James.
 Syn: -- To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj : of ominous significance [syn: fateful, foreboding(a), portentous]
      n 1: a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of
           foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the
           judge would dismiss the case" [syn: premonition, presentiment,
      2: an unfavorable omen