bad omen

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bad omen

A sign, either real or imagined, of ill fortune or catastrophe in the future. It was a bad omen when my girlfriend broke up with me the day before my final exams. All of the recent natural disasters are a bad omen for the future of the planet.
See also: bad, omen
References in classic literature ?
Then Dorian looked at Lord Henry and said, with a heavy sigh, "It is a bad omen, Harry, a very bad omen.
If I was superstitious, I should think that horrid darkness a bad omen for the future.
Don't look away from me to that cloven tree; it is a bad omen.
They were both overturned in a stage-coach the other day (a bad omen anywhere else, where overturns are not so common), and his head, which bears the marks of a recent wound, is bound up still.
1] Among the Zulus it is a very bad omen for a dog to climb the roof
I had thought I should have been allowed at least 3 days to prepare; but it is a bad omen to commence any career by hesitation, so I just stepped to the professor's desk near which we stood, and faced the circle of my pupils.
Julie trembled at this request, which seemed to her of bad omen.
The heroe of this great history appears with very bad omens.
Sally fears this is a bad omen for her wedding to Tim.
NNA - AN-NAHAR: Syrian warplanes target house on outskirts of Arsal and kill three Lebanese Mustafa Hujairi to "Annahar": Withdrawal of Qatar bad omen ASSAFIR: Quarter of Lebanese migrates.
The television is irresponsible saying an eclipse is bad omen The rabble
Colin Gibson, Westerhope NEIL SAYS: It was a bad omen to start the day, thankfully no one was hurt and NUFC got the win.
He said the growing incidents of attacks and killings on journalists in Balochistan was a bad omen which pained and grieved every patriotic Pakistani.
He said growing incidents of attacks and killings on journalists in Balochistan was a very bad omen which pained and grieved every patriotic Pakistani.
According to the victim, Kumar told her husband that she was under the spell of bad omen and some rituals were needed before starting medication.