verb (used with object), pres·aged, pres·ag·ing.
verb (used without object), pres·aged, pres·ag·ing.
- pres. part.,
- presacral neurectomy,
Origin of presage
Examples from the Web for presage
From quotes Clinton a lot, and he credits Clinton with saying that an intellectual resurgence has to presage political power.
But I recall nothing in Possession, Angels & Insects, Babel Tower, or her other books that seems to presage this one.Must Reads: Wild Abandon, Ramona Ausubel, A.S. Byatt|Nicholas Mancusi, Jennifer Miller, Allen Barra|March 6, 2012|DAILY BEAST
It passes only at night, and it is thought to presage some disaster to those who see it.Lost Man's Lane|Anna Katharine Green
In their eyes it was blood, and a presage of dreadful slaughter.Robin Tremayne|Emily Sarah Holt
At Oundle "There is a Well that is credibly reported to drum as a presage of very great alterations to publick affairs."Weather and Folk Lore of Peterborough and District|Charles Dack
It was the exception to manners then prevalent, and the presage of manners to come long afterward.
But your face to-night is like a presage of calamity, like the dull, livid sky that goes before a thunderstorm.'Phantom Fortune, A Novel|M. E. Braddon
verb (ˈprɛsɪdʒ, prɪˈseɪdʒ)
Word Origin for presage
late 14c., "something that portends," from Latin praesagium "a foreboding," from praesagire "to perceive beforehand, forebode," from praesagus (adj.) "perceiving beforehand, prophetic," from prae "before" (see pre-) + sagus "prophetic," related to sagire "perceive" (see sagacious).
1560s, from Middle French présager (16c.), from présage "omen," from Latin praesagium (see presage (n.)). Related: Presaged; presaging.