Definition: threatening; of an evil omen
Definition: threatening; of an evil omen
Sentences Containing 'ominous'
An ominous crowd gathered to see him dismount of the posting yard, and many voices called out loudly,``Down with the emigrant!''
The Knitting Done In that same juncture of time when the Fifty Two awaited their fate Madame Defarge held darkly ominous council with The Vengeance and Jacques Three of the Revolutionary Jury.
This silence became more and more awful, more and more ominous, every moment.
For instance`At 4o'clock ominous clouds began to gather in the south east, and presently from the Gulf there came a blow which increased in severity every moment.
A greenish pallor spread over the count's cheeks, and his eyes became bloodshot at these terrible imputations, which were listened to by the assembly with ominous silence.
The audience felt that a startling revelation was to follow this ominous prelude.
No words ominous (said he) that signify anything that is natural: in very truth and deed not more ominous than this, 'to cut down grapes when they are ripe.'
The night was, as has been said, dark, and they had happened to reach a spot in among some tall trees, whose leaves stirred by a gentle breeze made a low ominous sound; so that, what with the solitude, the place, the darkness, the noise of the water, and the rustling of the leaves, everything inspired awe and dread; more especially as they perceived that the strokes did not cease, nor the wind lull, nor morning approach; to all which might be added their ignorance as to where they were.
As I drove home to my house in Kensington I thought over it all, from the extraordinary story of the red-headed copier of the "Encyclopaedia" down to the visit to Saxe-Coburg Square, and the ominous words with which he had parted from me.
Out of the window he must apparently have gone for no other exit could be discovered, and the ominous bloodstains upon the sill gave little promise that he could save himself by swimming, for the tide was at its very highest at the moment of the tragedy.
I knew enough of Mr. Micawber by this time, to foresee that he might be expected to recover the blow; but my night's rest was sorely distressed by thoughts of Traddles, and of the curate's daughter, who was one of ten, down in Devonshire, and who was such a dear girl, and who would wait for Traddles (ominous praise!) until she was sixty, or any age that could be mentioned.
When one of them is born, it is reckoned ominous, and their birth is recorded very particularly so that you may know their age by consulting the register, which, however, has not been kept above a thousand years past, or at least has been destroyed by time or public disturbances.
Coffin?--Spouter?--Rather ominous in that particular connexion, thought I.
While in various silent ways the seamen of the Pequod were evincing their observance of this ominous incident at the first mere mention of the White Whale's name to another ship, Ahab for a moment paused; it almost seemed as though he would have lowered a boat to board the stranger, had not the threatening wind forbade.
Tell-tale signs about a possible impending slide was rumored, and ominous signs of changes in elevation and ground movements have been observed.
But it was during this upswing that things started to look ominous.
A patient with a fever of 38 °C does not necessarily indicate an ominous sign if his previous temperature has been higher.
"The Washington Post"s Sarah Godfrey viewed that the album's ominous sound "tempers heady subject matter with much-needed thump" and cited it as The Roots' best work since "Things Fall Apart".
He is known to be an unpredictable hero whose eerie laugh and jingling bells are an ominous sign to his enemies.
After the incident, she is determined to leave McKinley due to the bad memories, but begins noticing the photographs she took on the night of the roller-coaster ride carries ominous clues to how the other survivors eventually meet their end.
Oliver Bascombe and his sister, Collette, have supposedly come to the Two Kingdoms to fulfill an ominous prophecy.
She has even received a bouquet with an ominous note.
Each of the singers in this song, which "marries soft rock to the function of a dirge", connects musically to earlier songs while foreshadowing Buffy's next number and the final chorus, providing an ominous anxiety.
She is soon drawn into a supernatural struggle between the weakened forces of the Seelie Court and their ominous enemies, the Host or Unseelie Court.
Despite this step, the University faced an ominous future as the state was beginning to undergo Reconstruction.
Even the speed of West German recovery following the war was seen as ominous by some who suspected the Germans of planning for World War III.
Throughout the night the German troopers could hear the ominous sounds of Russian tank engines to the east as the 18th and 29th Tank Corps moved into their assembly areas.
The lyrics end with the ominous verse " Oh,we'll drown together.
During the 14th century, the "tengu" began to trouble the world outside of the Buddhist clergy, and like their ominous ancestors the "tiāngoǔ", the "tengu" became creatures associated with war.
The Wolf at the Ruins is the fourth album by Forrest Fang, released in 1989 through Ominous Thud.
His second attempt came to nothing from a cause far more ominous of disaster.
More Vocab Wordsamnesty - pardon (allowed by government to political criminals)
forthright - straightforward; direct; frank
foible - small weakness of character; slight fault; CF. feeble
pretend - feign; pretend to: claim to possess; make pretensions to; Ex. I don't pretend to much expertise; N. pretense
tractable - docile; easily managed; (of something) easily changed or molded; N. tractability
finale - conclusion; concluding part
unique - without an equal; single in kind
comeuppance - deserts; well-deserved punishment or misfortune; rebuke
citadel - fortress
emblazon - ornament richly (a shield or flag); N. emblazonment