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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forebode  \Fore*bode"\,  v.  i. 
  To  fortell;  to  presage;  to  augur. 
 
  If  I  forebode  aright.  --Hawthorne. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forebode  \Fore*bode"\,  n. 
  Prognostication;  presage.  [Obs.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Forebode  \Fore*bode"\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Foreboded};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Foreboding}.]  [AS.  forebodian  fore  +  bodian  to 
  announce.  See  {Bode}  v.  t.] 
  1.  To  foretell. 
 
  2.  To  be  prescient  of  (some  ill  or  misfortune);  to  have  an 
  inward  conviction  of  as  of  a  calamity  which  is  about  to 
  happen;  to  augur  despondingly. 
 
  His  heart  forebodes  a  mystery.  --Tennyson. 
 
  Sullen,  desponding,  and  foreboding  nothing  but  wars 
  and  desolation,  as  the  certain  consequence  of 
  C[ae]sar's  death.  --Middleton. 
 
  I  have  a  sort  of  foreboding  about  him  --H.  James. 
 
  Syn:  To  foretell;  predict;  prognosticate;  augur;  presage; 
  portend;  betoken. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  forebode 
  v  :  make  a  prediction  about  tell  in  advance;  "Call  the  outcome 
  of  an  election"  [syn:  {predict},  {foretell},  {prognosticate}, 
  {call},  {anticipate},  {promise}] 




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