Portents sentence example

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  • Accounts of omens, portents, prodigies and other remarkable things apparently took up a considerable portion of the work.

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  • 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.

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  • These celestial spheres carried portents for the future, the object's in the skies carried implicit and explicit significance and meaning.

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  • There were no strange portents in the sky when Steve Redwood was born in 1943, a fact that discouraged him from the start.

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  • These same astrologers held that comets and other portents in the heavens were fleeting appearances of the sublunary sphere.

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  • Sentiment and tradition have magnified his achievements, and confused his career with tales of portents and magical powers.

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  • 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.

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  • Today they seem portents of a cataclysm that may not conveniently wait until we're history.

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  • 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.

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  • Omens and portents, he explained, are the natural symptoms of certain occurrences.

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  • They also interpreted all portents or unusual phenomena of nature, especially thunder and lightning, and prescribed the expiatory ceremonies after such events.

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