Bodement

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Bodement An omen; a prognostic. "This foolish, dreaming, superstitious girl
      Makes all these bodements ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n bodement An omen; portent; prognostic; a foreshowing: as, “sweet bodements!”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Bodement an omen, presentiment
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. bodian, to announce—bod, a message; allied to Bid.

Usage

In literature:

Breaking a key is a dreadful bodement.
"Far from the Madding Crowd" by Thomas Hardy
Sweet was that bodement.
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
I am silent: this however is an evil bodement.
"The Tragedies of Euripides, Volume I." by Euripides
This sentiment pressing heavily on our hearts, we parted from my family with many misgivings, and the bodements of further sorrows.
"Ringan Gilhaize" by John Galt
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