foreboding

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj foreboding ominously prophetic
    • n foreboding an unfavorable omen
    • n foreboding a feeling of evil to come "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding","the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foreboding Presage of coming ill; expectation of misfortune.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foreboding Presage; foreshadowing; ominous suggestion.
    • n foreboding Synonyms Portent, Prognostic, etc. See omen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Foreboding a boding or perception beforehand; apprehension of coming evil
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Usage

In literature:

Then, full of sad thoughts and gloomy forebodings, I set out on my long journey to the unknown.
"Mr. Fortescue" by William Westall
The two women looked at each other, silently with shadowed eyes of foreboding.
"The Brimming Cup" by Dorothy Canfield Fisher
Gloomy forebodings crept upon him.
"Traditions of Lancashire, Volume 1 (of 2)" by John Roby
I turned from my gloomy forebodings to look again at the stranger.
"The Man with the Clubfoot" by Valentine Williams
Surely, this forebodes a great destruction of Kshatriyas in battle.
"The Mahabharata of Krishna-Dwaipayana Vyasa, Volume 2"
Surely there was no call for any unrest, or fear, or foreboding?
"Macleod of Dare" by William Black
Away with all tears and sad forebodings.
"The Northern Light" by E. Werner
His own heart was too full of melancholy foreboding.
"Jack Sheppard" by William Harrison Ainsworth
With an effort she responded to his mood, but she could not shake off the burden of doubt and foreboding that oppressed her.
"The Odds" by Ethel M. Dell
My hopes, indeed, sometimes fail; but not oftener than the forebodings of the gloomy.
"Memoir, Correspondence, And Miscellanies, From The Papers Of Thomas Jefferson" by Thomas Jefferson
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In poetry:

Hail to the beings,
Unknown and glorious,
Whom we forebode!
From his example
Learn we to know them!
"The Godlike" by Johann Wolfgang von Goethe
The smell of her, tainted,
Has bitten their nostrils.
Exultant they hover,
And shadow the sun with
Foreboding.
"The Cyclists" by Amy Lowell
And something flowerier than flowers
And dewier than dew
Foreboded uncreated Eve,
Thrilled Eden through and through.
"Immortal Eve - I" by Manmohan Ghose
Then dark, sad, and foreboding
The future must appear,
The soul must shrink in terror
When death's hour draweth near.
"The Future" by Jared Barhite
Why should he tremble at the view
Of what he could not read?
Foreboding conscience quickly knew
His ruin was decreed.
"Belshazzar" by John Newton
“Day by day,” the promise reads,
Daily strength for daily needs;
Cast foreboding fears away;
Take the manna of today.
"Day" by Josiah Conder

In news:

Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm is a pint-sized powerhouse and she flails about in the dark, foreboding and apocalyptic video for 'Heavy Prey.
At a Paper Set to Close, Defiance and Foreboding .
A Perennial Runner-Up Pair With a Sense of Foreboding .
Broadway's big hit of the season features full makeup on the main character, outrageous costumes, a tuneful pop score, and a large foreboding presence overseeing the whole thing — and no, we're not talking about Taboo.
To reassure those suffering from triskaidekaphobia there was no dark looming structure that evoked emotions like fear, dread, or some black sense of foreboding.
Broadcast took the long way around to its songs, via abstract, foreboding, wordless pieces, when it played its CMJ Music Marathon showcase at Le Poisson Rouge on Tuesday night.
Seemingly just moments after Tiger Woods missed his eighth cut as a professional at the Wells Fargo Championship last week, there was a foreboding sense that he'll face more struggles at TPC Sawgrass .
Seemingly just moments after Tiger Woods missed his eighth cut as a professional at the Wells Fargo Championship last week, there was a foreboding sense that he'll face more struggles at TPC Sawgrass.
William Knoedelseder's new book, Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America's Kings of Beer, opens with a foreboding scene.
Flyleaf singer Lacey Sturm is a pint-sized powerhouse and she flails about in the dark, foreboding and apocalyptic video for 'Heavy Prey.
Sexual tension and foreboding abound in this engaging but clumsy colonial potboiler.
Distant explosions have awakened a sense of foreboding even in the tranquil Old City.
Along a dark stretch of western Wichita, past vacant buildings and dollar and liquor stores, is a restaurant that appears so foreboding that one might never think to enter.
There was a foreboding sense early last season that Nick Faust might not live up to the hype.
When Microsoft became the most valuable company ever in 1999, it was a foreboding omen.
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In science:

This new interpretation of general relativity, connecting its vacuum energy with that of quantum field theories, was foreboded by Sakharov [Sak] who claimed that gravity is not a fundamental quantum field but an induced quantum effect caused by an interaction of quantum vacuum fluctuations with space-time curvature.
A new track for unifying general relativity with quantum field theories
In turn, this further evokes forebodings of scepticism and fear, reminding her of Pauli’s (in)famous remark that “this theory is so bad, it’s not even wrong”.
`Iconoclastic', Categorical Quantum Gravity
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