Origin of ominous
Examples from the Web for ominous
In the back of my mind I was wondering how much time we had before there might be an ominous knock at the door.The Life and Hard Times Of The Family A Cuban Defector Left Behind|Brin-Jonathan Butler|December 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In The Lodger an ominous character paced the floor, which Hitchcock constructed of glass.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He wrote that he deserved to die and alluded to a ominous plan that he had backed out of twice already.
The drumbeat and synth bass are as insistent as they are ominous.
“Wars of enormous consequence are fought in places that have no value to anyone,” Burke said with an ominous tone.James Lee Burke Talks About His Fiction, History, and the American Dream|David Masciotra|July 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Ominous sounds indicated that the fire was approaching on the right.
Long before his adolescence, his lack of domesticity was ominous, and he had formed bad companionships.Lords of the Housetops|Various
Then that ominous silence was broken by Castleman's call: "Bearer of flag of truce!"Ride Proud, Rebel!|Andre Alice Norton
With these ominous words Mr. Meadows handed Jim the Gazette, pointing to an article on the front page.Ticktock and Jim|Keith Robertson
Whereat Peter vanished, and an ominous growl rose from the mob of monks.Hypatia|Charles Kingsley
Word Origin for ominous
1580s, from Latin ominosus "full of foreboding," from omen (genitive ominis) "foreboding" (see omen). Related: Ominousness.