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bode1

[bohd] /boʊd/
verb (used with object), boded, boding.
1.
to be an omen of; portend:
The news bodes evil days for him.
2.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
verb (used without object), boded, boding.
3.
to portend:
The news bodes well for him.
Origin of bode1
1000
before 1000; Middle English boden, Old English bodian to announce, foretell (cognate with Old Norse botha), derivative of boda messenger, cognate with German Bote, Old Norse bothi

bode2

[bohd] /boʊd/
verb
1.
a simple past tense of bide.
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Examples from the Web for boded
Historical Examples
  • And she watched him with an evil, staring eye that boded nothing good.

    The Night Riders Ridgwell Cullum
  • He foresaw the coming struggle, and boded ill of its result.

    Tony Butler Charles James Lever
  • The burgomaster wore an air of sternness and self-importance which boded no good.

    Kilgorman Talbot Baines Reed
  • I could not help feeling that our being there boded no good to me.

    My Bondage and My Freedom Frederick Douglass
  • It was a combination, in these times of evil rumor, that boded no good.

    The Cryptogram William Murray Graydon
  • He was bitterly hated by the "Conservatives," and this boded him no good.

  • It boded ill indeed for the pirate if ever the squadron should fall in with him.

    Across the Spanish Main Harry Collingwood
  • His heart was heavy in him, for he boded no good of this marriage.

    Eric Brighteyes H. Rider Haggard
  • It was shiftless, it was sinful—it boded no good to the future of Demorest.

  • Glances and smiles were bestowed upon her that boded her no good.

    Germinie Lacerteux Edmond and Jules de Goncourt
British Dictionary definitions for boded

bode1

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
Derived Forms
boding, noun, adjective
bodement, noun
Word Origin
Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite

bode2

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
the past tense of bide
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Word Origin and History for boded

bode

v.

Old English bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from Proto-Germanic *budon- (cf. Old Saxon gibod, German gebot, Old Norse boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (see bid (v.)). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740. Related: Boded; boding.

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