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a feeling about (someone or something)

A sense or premonition about someone or something, whether good or ill. I don't know, I just have a feeling about her—I think she's the right one for the job. Mom says she has a feeling about the flight—she doesn't think we should go.
See also: feeling

a/the feeling (that) (something is/will be the case)

A sense or premonition that something is, will, or might be the case. I had a feeling you would call! The whole thing left me with the feeling that the situation wasn't over yet. I get the feeling that you aren't happy with my work.
See also: feeling, will
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

*feeling (that something is the case)

 and *a feeling about something
a premonition that [something might happen or be the case]; an intuition about something. (*Typically: get ~; have ~; give someone ~.) I had a feeling that you might be dropping by this afternoon. I didn't have any facts to support it. I just had a feeling.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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He cranked it again, feelingly, then cranked it rapidly, then he removed his coat, but the car was sullen.
He wanted to see deposition and rebellion repeated feelingly in a Shakespearean flame he could study.
Goodway writes feelingly of the impact of such attitudes on his own life and work as a historian.
Ballas's artistry feelingly renders a man fraught with regret for his first wife Jane, now dead, and lost son; for Assad the poet's disappointment in him; for Qassem the Communist's imprisonment and exile; for the misery of his scholarly daughter by his second wife, wed to a shiftless husband, mother to an unhappy child.
Here is a Gower "more subtle" (36) and less indulgent than he has been represented, a writer who confronts difficult choices sensibly and feelingly. This is a book that is as enjoyable as it is enlightening; it should be in the English section of every university library and in the possession of every teacher of Gower.
Feelingly he described as he lit his candle he did so for all the unmarried mums who died with their children because that is how his mum and he would have been.
Or Sam West, in the audience, reading Richard II, then moving onstage to lock the doors, making the audience (literally) captive to a performance which began, "I have been studying how I may compare/This prison where I live unto the world." Or Sam Mendes, whose caption for his Twelfth Night, "O learn to read what silent love hath writ," called attention not to words but to gesture and silence, to seeing feelingly.
The Curiosity of Chance" is a slick replay of the '80s-flashback coming-out serio-comedy, terrain already handled more feelingly in indies like "Edge of Seventeen" and "Dorian Blues." This version is smug and derivative without delivering any real laughs (or insight) despite its antic, polished surface.
Prynne's enthusiastic readers should approach his poems as Gloucester approaches Dover, feelingly, letting go of the need to see the route and determinedly master it.
This is entirely appropriate in the rest of the book, which feelingly captures the most important relationship in Woolf's life--his 30-year marriage to Virginia--with finesse and wisdom.
"feelingly personate[s]" Malvolio in the epistles of love
Barakova recognizes feelingly the yawing gap between robotics and human behavior.
This is attributed to the arts' capacity to produce "cognitive feeling" or "feelingly cognition" which amounts to what Broudy refers to as "enlightened cherishing".
As a homosexual and a Jew, Sassoon was definitely an outsider in English country life, but fox-hunting had, as Egremont points out, "after the entry fee had been paid ..., a curious democracy of elegance and courage where feats of horsemanship and nerve were admired unstintingly as physical, sometimes beautiful, manifestations of human achievement." Sassoon would eventually repay the sport for everything it gave him: it has never been more feelingly eulogized than in his lovely Memoirs of a Fox-Hunting Man.
"It's difficult to explain," he says feelingly, "but sometimes when I think back on it I get the shivers."