forebode

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  • IPA(key): /fɔːˈbəʊd/
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From Middle English foreboden, from Old English forebodian, equivalent to fore- +‎ bode.

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forebode (third-person singular simple present forebodes, present participle foreboding, simple past and past participle foreboded)

  1. To predict a future event; to hint at something that will happen (especially as a literary device).
  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.
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forebode

  1. (obsolete) prognostication; presage

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