Definition of Boding

1. Noun. A feeling of evil to come. "The lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"

Exact synonyms: Foreboding, Premonition, Presentiment
Generic synonyms: Apprehension, Apprehensiveness, Dread
Specialized synonyms: Shadow, Presage
Derivative terms: Forebode

Definition of Boding

1. a. Foreshowing; presaging; ominous.

2. n. A prognostic; an omen; a foreboding.

Definition of Boding

1. Noun. An omen, a prediction of disaster, a portent. ¹

2. Adjective. portending, ominous ¹

3. Verb. (present participle of bode) ¹

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Definition of Boding

1. an omen [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Boding

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boding (current term)

Literary usage of Boding

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Iliad of Homer by Homer, John Graham Cordery (1871)
"For fiercely, as though boding to their men An utter ruin else, they waged the fight 460 On the right wing aloof; so Nestor bade, Their father, ..."

2. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"Small ground is now for boding fear; Obscure, but safe, we rest us here. My sire, in native virtue great, Resigning lordship, ..."

3. Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine (1833)
"the boding sky, The hollow leaf-sounds ominous and strange, The weight wherewith the dark tree-shadows lie! Father ! oh I keep my footsteps pure and free, ..."

4. The Annual Register, Or, A View of the History, Politics, and Literature for by Edmund Burke, Benjamin Franklin Collection (Library of Congress), John Davis Batchelder Collection (Library of Congress) (1816)
"There were, indeed, appearances which a boding mind might regard as presaging an interruption of the calm succeeding a tempest so dreadfully and widely ..."

5. Goldsmith's Roman History: Abridged by Himself, for the Use of Schools by Oliver Goldsmith (1825)
"... place their necessities should happen to conduct them. unity boding nothing bat calamities, Pompey might wry justly be excused from attending to. ..."

6. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"No boding Maid of skill divine Art thou, Odin 85. I know not, who thou art; Dante m. Oh! thou art cruel, Dante 45. Artful. with many an artful fib, LS 113. ..."

7. Works of Washington Irving by Washington Irving (1870)
"—An Ill-boding Failure. — Extracts from Diary. — Close of 1825. GIVE the following letter from a copy placed in my hands by the party to whom it is ..."

8. History of the Expedition to Russia Undertaken by the Emperor Napoleon, in by Philippe-Paul Ségur (1825)
"boding. Three hundred voltigeurs immediately passed the river, in order to cover the erection of the bridges. The entire French columns then began to issue ..."

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