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 Meanings and Examples of PORTEND
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portend
 v.  foretell; serve as an omen or a warning of; indicate by prediction
Classic Sentence:
1  The knights heard this uncommon document read from end to end, and then gazed upon each other in silent amazement, as being utterly at a loss to know what it could portend.
Ivanhoe By Walter Scott
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXV
2  She could hear a humming of noise far down the street, but what it portended she did not know.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
3  A needle scraped a disc; chuff, chuff chuff; then having found the rut, there was a roll and a flutter which portended God.
Between the Acts By Virginia Woolf
Get Context   In Unit 11
Example Sentence:
1  The king does not know what these omens portend and asks his soothsayers to interpret them.