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Word: presentiment

Definition: premonition; foreboding; feeling something will happen; anticipatory fear


Sentences Containing 'presentiment'

'I have a presentiment,' said Mrs. Micawber, setting down her tin pot, 'that it is a member of my family!'
'I have still a presentiment,' said Mrs. Micawber, pensively shaking her head, 'that my family will appear on board, before we finally depart.'
'I tell you I have a presentiment that it must be a girl,' returned Miss Betsey.
But, as I knew I could not come next day, when I should have a good deal to prepare in the evening, Mr. Micawber arranged that he would call at Doctor Strong's in the course of the morning (having a presentiment that the remittance would arrive by that post), and propose the day after, if it would suit me better.
He seemed to be working in obedience to some particular presentiment.
How was it that a presentiment did not warn Mercedes that her lover was within three hundred yards of her?
I have a presentiment that if no other innocent atonement is made for this, it will one day be required of him.
Mr. Micawber evidently had his presentiment on the subject too, but he put it in his tin pot and swallowed it.
Then, in that contracted hole, sunk, too, beneath the ship's water-line, Jonah feels the heralding presentiment of that stifling hour, when the whale shall hold him in the smallest of his bowels' wards.

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