Forebode

Definition of Forebode

Fore`bode´
v. t.1.To foretell.
[imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreboding.]
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.
v. i.1.To foretell; to presage; to augur.
If I forebode aright.
- Hawthorne.
n.1.Prognostication; presage.

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