Portents sentence example
Accounts of omens, portents, prodigies and other remarkable things apparently took up a considerable portion of the work.
There were simple religious annals, votive tablets recording miracles accomplished at a shrine, lists of priests and priestesses, accounts of benefactions, of prodigies and portents.
These celestial spheres carried portents for the future, the object's in the skies carried implicit and explicit significance and meaning.
There were no strange portents in the sky when Steve Redwood was born in 1943, a fact that discouraged him from the start.
These same astrologers held that comets and other portents in the heavens were fleeting appearances of the sublunary sphere.Advertisement
Sentiment and tradition have magnified his achievements, and confused his career with tales of portents and magical powers.
In the former class he places supernatural beings (including men with man y as well as ghosts and spirits), blood, new-born children with their mothers, and corpses; which list might be considerably extended, for instance, by the inclusion of natural portents, and animals and plants such as are strikingly odd, dangerous or useful.
Today they seem portents of a cataclysm that may not conveniently wait until we're history.
Vespasian, who had a strong vein of superstition, was made to believe that he was himself to fulfil this expectation, and all manner of omens and oracles and portents were applied to him.
Omens and portents, he explained, are the natural symptoms of certain occurrences.Advertisement
They also interpreted all portents or unusual phenomena of nature, especially thunder and lightning, and prescribed the expiatory ceremonies after such events.