Fore*bode" (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Foreboded; p. pr. & vb. n. Foreboding.] [AS. forebodian; fore + bodian to announce. See Bode v. t.]

1.

To foretell.

2.

To be prescient of (some ill or misfortune); to have an inward conviction of, as of a calamity which is about to happen; to augur despondingly.

His heart forebodes a mystery. Tennyson.

Sullen, desponding, and foreboding nothing but wars and desolation, as the certain consequence of Caesar's death. Middleton.

I have a sort of foreboding about him. H. James.

Syn. -- To foretell; predict; prognosticate; augur; presage; portend; betoken.

 

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Fore*bode", v. i.

To fortell; to presage; to augur.

If I forebode aright. Hawthorne.

 

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Fore*bode", n.

Prognostication; presage.

[Obs.]

 

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