As such, there is a portentous quality here that can occasionally get in its own way.
Behind these macho moves lie some pretty dramatic and portentous policy decisions.
Little moments are portentous of grand sweeping changes, and big, dramatic moments are meaningless to all but the few involved.
“This is not meant to be pompous, portentous museum entertainment,” Branagh says.
But it was laced with tantalizing statements about portentous decisions and policies in the offing.
His eye lighted upon the portentous words: "Tantæ molis erat Romanam condere gentem."
Miss Flynn was portentous, for Miss Flynn had had it out with the wretch.
There was something heavy, portentous, in the air of this June evening.
These words from the generous Henri,” said Toussaint, “are portentous.
My heart beat quickly, and my pulses throbbed with the suspense of that portentous moment.