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- Of momentous or ominous significance.
- c. 1599-1602, William Shakespeare, The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, Act 1, scene 1; republished as Hamlet, New York: Dover Publications, Inc., 1992, →ISBN, page 4:
- Well may it sort [be fitting] that this portentous figure comes armed through our watch, so like the King that was and is the question of these wars.
- 2019 March 15, Rachel Aroesti, “The Cinematic Orchestra: To Believe review – soundscape originators' accomplished return”, in The Guardian:
- The main problem with To Believe, however, is that by combining two of their previous styles, the Cinematic Orchestra have landed on a sound that has become ubiquitous in the years they’ve been away – portentous, restrained and impeccably tasteful electronica.
- Ominously prophetic.
- Puffed up with vanity.
ominous; portending evil