Many believe that the recent eclipses portend some disaster or another ahead.
Having a black cat pass your path is said to portend bad luck.
I'm hoping that my terrible grades in school right now do not portend my later success in life.
The dark puffy clouds in the distance portend a thunder storm in our future.
Decreasing employment rates portend a rise in homelessness.
My grandmother claims her aching knees portend rain.
She hoped that her sighting of the shooting star might portend good luck ahead.
Some farmers believe that these blustery winter storms we're having portend a blazing hot summer ahead.