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Latin portentum from neuter past participle of portendere to portend portend
American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
portend +"Ž -ent
Images of Christ, of the Virgin and saints have achieved many a similar miraculous portent.
This month I start my journalistic career ' was saluted as the great portent of joy to come.
Such a portent must be studied with unwearied industry and patience.
I just hope the reduced number of routes this year is not a ominous portent for 1990.
The old Greek statues moved of themselves, shook their spears, kneeled down, spoke, walked, wept, laughed, winked, and even bled and sweated, - a mighty portent.
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