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pawr tend

  • v  indicate by signs

  • But his resignation may nonetheless portend the collapse of the unity government, and the onset of a full-blown Palestinian civil war.
  • Failure could portend an increasingly fragile future.
  • Did Crouching Tiger's popularity portend a huge global market for Asian movies, or was it a fluke? That uncertaintyand Hero's $30 million budgethas piled pressure on everyone .

  • Gerald Ford in Bluefield Daily Telegraph
    In a speech at Tulane University in April 1975, Ford said, "these events, tragic as they are, portend neither the end of the world nor of America's leadership in the world. Some seem to feel that if we do not succeed in everything everywhere, then...
  • Robert Byrd in Daily Times
    I will vote against this bill because of that dangerous course that it may portend,Mr Byrd said.
  • Mark Wainberg in Chicago Tribune
    There's a real concern about all these cancers and what they portend,said Dr. Mark Wainberg, director of the McGill University AIDS Center in Montreal.

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