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As such, there is a portentous quality here that can occasionally get in its own way.
Little moments are portentous of grand sweeping changes, and big, dramatic moments are meaningless to all but the few involved.Dudes and Maudes Abide at New York City Lebowski Fest|Rich Goldstein|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These portentous rumblings aside, no coherent position on ectogenesis has emerged so far within the pro-life movement.
Ultimately, though, it is difficult to see the point of this rather portentous book.
Behind these macho moves lie some pretty dramatic and portentous policy decisions.Leslie H. Gelb: North Korea, U.S. Headed to Brink of War, Unnoticed|Leslie H. Gelb|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
There was the most portentous picture of a Griffin on the first page, with verses below.Kipling Stories and Poems Every Child Should Know, Book II|Rudyard Kipling
Ripperda roused himself from his portentous trance, and arrayed his noble figure in the rugged habiliments of the muleteer.The Pastor's Fire-side Vol. 3 of 4|Jane Porter
The Briton, holding the documents in a pudgy hand, looked at the swift-gestured director with portentous solemnity.The Joyous Adventures of Aristide Pujol|William J. Locke
Again my soul trembled with anguish, for that strange portentous word, 'death,' was ever written within me or without.Second Edition of A Discovery Concerning Ghosts|George Cruikshank
The wedding is a portentous affair, lasting all day from early morning, and the bride and bridegroom remain in the house.Spanish Life in Town and Country|L. Higgin and Eugne E. Street