v. foretell or predict; indicate or warn of in advance
The vultures flying overhead presage the discovery of the corpse in the desert.
Sentence in Classic:
At this a sudden sign meets their eyes, mighty in augural presage, as the high event taught thereafter, and in late days boding seers prophesied of the omen.
Gathering no encouragement from this startling presage of the nature of the scrutiny he was likely to undergo from the more mature judgments of the men, there was an instant when the young soldier would have retreated.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context
In the hospitals during the war she had seen too many faces wearing this pinched look not to know what it inevitably presaged.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Indeed, in some sort, they were not grieved at this event, at least as a portent; for they regarded it, not as a foreshadowing of evil in the future, but as the fulfilment of an evil already presaged.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville Context
The yellow and vapoury sunset which had wrapped up Eustacia from his parting gaze had presaged change.
Return of the Native By Thomas Hardy Context
The cannonade of the Isle of Re presaged to him the dragonnades of the Cevennes; the taking of La Rochelle was the preface to the revocation of the Edict of Nantes.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context