Os"tent (?), n. [L. ostentus, ostentum, fr. ostendere (p. p. ostensus and ostentus) to show. See Ostensible.]

1.

Appearance; air; mien.

Shak.

2.

Manifestation; token; portent.

Dryden.

We asked of God that some ostent might clear Our cloudy business, who gave us sign. Chapman.

 

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