foreboding evil; inauspicious; unlucky: ill-boding stars.
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How to use ill-boding in a sentence
Mr. Douglas shook hands with him kindly, but from under his iron-gray, bushy brows shot an ill-boding look.Dame Care | Hermann Sudermann
Houlagou did not speak for a little, and into his set face seemed to creep an ill-boding shadow of a smile.The Path of the King | John Buchan
Left to herself, Ruth hesitated before going to her father with her ill-boding tidings.Other Things Being Equal | Emma Wolf
He too had heard this ill-boding whistle, and the report which echoed under the tilt.In Search of the Castaways | Jules Verne
Then you would give up this ill-boding connection, but from notions of delicacy with regard to the time?Cecilia, Volume 2 (of 3) | Frances (Fanny) Burney (Madame d'Arblay)