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presage (plural presages)
A warning of a future event; an omen
An intuition of a future event; a presentiment
- (transitive) To predict or foretell something.
- My dreams presage some joyful news at hand.
2012 November 7, Matt Bai, “Winning a second term, Obama will confront familiar headwinds”, in The New York Times:
- That brief moment after the election four years ago, when many Americans thought Mr. Obama’s election would presage a new, less fractious political era, now seems very much a thing of the past.
- (intransitive) To make a prediction.
- (transitive) To have a presentiment of; to feel beforehand; to foreknow.
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