verb (used with object)
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Origin of portend
OTHER WORDS FROM portendun·por·tend·ed, adjective
Words nearby portend
Example sentences from the Web for portend
Could the retirement of Rep. Tom Latham, a close friend, portend the exit of Speaker John Boehner as well?
A look at the most bizarre metrics used to portend the winner of the presidential election.Strangest Presidential Election Predictors: 7-Eleven Coffee Cups & More|Kevin Fallon|October 4, 2012|DAILY BEAST
Well, the polls have started to come, and they portend total disaster.Michael Tomasky on the GOP’s Self-Delusion Syndrome|Michael Tomasky|September 27, 2012|DAILY BEAST
The even bigger question, of course, is whether unity will portend not peace but war?
Considering, he believed that so round a form and so great a voice must portend much good feeding.The Ninth Vibration And Other Stories|L. Adams Beck
This act was construed to be an insult to the flag, and to portend treason and rebellion.The Life of John Taylor|B. H. Roberts
Amongst these were two (see frontispiece) which appeared to portend plague and fire respectively.Myths and Marvels of Astronomy|Richard A. Proctor
Swans, when they fly against the wind, portend rain, a sign frequently fulfilled.Eccentricities of the Animal Creation.|John Timbs
Indeed, Napoleon's threats to this hapless realm seemed for a time to portend its annihilation.The Life of Napoleon I (Volumes, 1 and 2)|John Holland Rose