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OTHER WORDS FROM portentous
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH portentousportentous , pretentious
How to use portentous in a sentence
The portentous exchange, its deft interplay between visual and verbal symbolism typical of this layered show, has an electrifying effect on both travelers.In Starz's Enchanting The Luminaries, Fate and Free Will Battle Amid New Zealand's Gold Rush|Judy Berman|February 12, 2021|Time
The snapshot of the country’s economic health in October arrives at a portentous moment.Economy added 638,000 jobs in October as growth slows|Eli Rosenberg|November 6, 2020|Washington Post
And then all this gets underlined and italicized by a portentously romantic score.
Portentously, the opposition consisted of communists, liberals, fascists, and a well-off middle class.Leslie H. Gelb on a World in Crisis—and What Obama Should Do|Leslie H. Gelb|December 14, 2011|DAILY BEAST
The hall was portentously dark, and Ben pulled him straight across it to the door marked "Fire Exit."The Onslaught from Rigel|Fletcher Pratt
To this Karlsefin returned a decided negative, by shaking his head and frowning portentously.The Norsemen in the West|R.M. Ballantyne
This section is silent, ominously silent, portentously and potentially silent.A Report of the Debates and Proceedings in the Secret Sessions of the Conference Convention|Lucius Eugene Chittenden
Watch him rise from a mere floating patch—slowly, solemnly, and portentously, to take a look round.
But even as he checked the horse the ringing of a rifle came portentously out of the stillness.The Cattle-Baron's Daughter|Harold Bindloss