Sentence Examples


  • In an 1843 report to the U.S. Congress, the Commissioner of the Patent Office, Henry Ellsworth, made this gloomy prediction: "The advancement of the arts, from year to year, taxes our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end."
  • The widow later said that to have a sighting of this phantom is believed to be a presage of death.
  • The only presage factors which related directly to test performance are achievement motivation (positive) and deep strategy (negative).
  • In some cultures, breaking a mirror was thought to presage a death in the family.
  • A quick glance at the sky to reassure myself that the scudding clouds did not presage rain.

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