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Definition 1: a sign of something about to happen - [noun denoting event]

Samples where presage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he looked for an omen before going into battle

Synonyms for presage in the sense of this definition

(presage is a kind of ...) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

"he hoped it was an augury" "it was a sign from God"

(... is a kind of presage ) a favorable omen

(... is a kind of presage ) an unfavorable omen

(... is a kind of presage ) an omen of death or destruction

Definition 2: a foreboding about what is about to happen - [noun denoting feeling]

(presage is a kind of ...) a feeling of evil to come

"a steadily escalating sense of foreboding" "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"

Definition 3: indicate, as with a sign or an omen - [verb of communication]

Samples where presage or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • These signs bode bad news

Synonyms for presage in the sense of this definition

(presage is a kind of ...) be a signal for or a symptom of

"These symptoms indicate a serious illness" "Her behavior points to a severe neurosis" "The economic indicators signal that the euro is undervalued"

(... is a kind of presage ) to be a menacing indication of something

"The clouds threaten rain" "Danger threatens"

(... is a kind of presage ) foretell by divine inspiration

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