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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Portent  \Por*tent"\  (?;  277),  n.  [L.  portentum  See  {Portend}.] 
  That  which  portends,  or  foretoken;  esp.,  that  which  portends 
  evil;  a  sign  of  coming  calamity;  an  omen;  a  sign.  --Shak. 
  My  loss  by  dire  portents  the  god  foretold.  --Dryden. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  n  :  a  sign  of  something  about  to  happen;  "he  looked  for  an  omen 
  before  going  into  battle"  [syn:  {omen},  {presage},  {prognostic}] 

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