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doomful

[doom-fuh l] /ˈdum fəl/
adjective
1.
foreshadowing doom; portentously direful; ominous.
Origin of doomful
1580-1590
First recorded in 1580-90; doom + -ful
Related forms
doomfully, adverb
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  • Once I heard a man telling of a doomful hour in which his fortune won by years of hard work, broke and vanished like a bubble.

    The Light in the Clearing

    Irving Bacheller

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