Sentence Examples


  • The subsequent coronation was marked by portentous novelties, the most significant of which was the king's omission to take the usual coronation oath, which omission was interpreted to mean that he considered himself under no obligation to his subjects.
  • His passion for details not only swelled his volumes to a portentous size, but was fatal to artistic construction.
  • Such a portentous and mysterious monster roused all my curiosity.
  • But what most puzzled and confounded you was a long, limber, portentous, black mass of something hovering in the centre of the picture over three blue, dim, perpendicular lines floating in a nameless yeast.
  • But at last all these fancies yielded to that one portentous something in the picture's midst.

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