- a prediction; portent.
- a strong inner feeling or notion of a future misfortune, evil, etc.; presentiment.
- that forebodes, especially evil.
Origin of foreboding
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Examples from the Web for forebodingly
He looked after her forebodingly, then turned his eyes toward the Palace Hotel.The Gentleman From Indiana
“But where are all the children,” inquired Tom, forebodingly.The Cabin on the Prairie
C. H. (Charles Henry) Pearson
Then, what prompted you to speak so strangely and forebodingly?The Brother Clerks
“Morituri te salutant,” said 50 Captain Patterson forebodingly, as the first caravan passed out of Leh.Trans-Himalaya, Vol. 1 (of 2)
"I don'd like der looks oof t'ings," muttered Carl, forebodingly.Motor Matt's Air Ship
Stanley R. Matthews
- a feeling of impending evil, disaster, etc
- an omen or portent
- presaging something
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Word Origin and History for forebodingly
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