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  • n  a sign of something about to happen

  • The strike by the BPO employees was new but analysts say this is a portent of things to come in the debt ridden future.
  • For all the good news this poll delivers to Hillary her strong favorability rating (53% ) and her lead in the field it seems a grim portent for her chances in a general .
  • Some of this story's effectiveness derives from the fact that even severely threatened life often goes waywardly forward, immune to portent.
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  • And That Happened: Tuesday’s scores and highlights
    The losing team scored two runs in eight of last night’s fifteen games. I have no idea if that’s uncommon or not, but I noticed it and I’m going to pretend it’s a sign or portent or something. Anyway: Pirates 8, Giants 2: Welcome to the big leagues Gerrit Cole. The 2011 number one pick…
    June 12, 2013 - NBC Sports: HardballTalk
  • The Voice Recap: Three to Go
    Oh my god. I literally don’t even know with this show anymore. It might be the most depressing television show in the history of the world. Last night’s episode was unremittingly grim. I should have taken Carson Daly’s mud-colored shirt as a portent of doom when I had the chance, ... More »
    June 12, 2013 - Vulture
  • Climate Change May Bring Severe Flooding to Some Regions
    As the Danube River reaches record high levels and thousands flee Europe's worst flooding in more than a decade, scientists already are predicting that this deluge may be a portent of things to come. [More]
    June 10, 2013 - Scientific American

  • Aquilino Pimentel Jr in Philippine Star
    ...Aquilino Pimentel Jr., who was retained as minority leader after the Nov. 17 change in Senate leadership, said the trashing of the fourth impeachment case against President Arroyo is "a portent of things to come" if the administration...
  • Manuel Villar in Manila Times
    The Supreme Court decision favoring executive privilege on the $330-million broadband deal is "a dark portent of things to come," Senate President Manuel Villar Jr. said Friday.
  • Mac McCaughan in Chicago Tribune
    Corey Rusk is the most meticulous, cautious, thoughtful business person I know, which is what makes this whole thing so unbelievable and such a bad portent for the rest of the independent music business,McCaughan said. "If a company that...

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