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  • Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Premonitive giving warning or notice beforehand
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Pre-, before, monish, a corr. form through O. Fr., from L. monēre, to warn.


In literature:

I almost think the poor woman had a premonition.
"The Shoulders of Atlas" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
He experienced no fear, no premonition of coming disaster, yet the reawakened plainsman in him kept him sufficiently wary and cautious.
"Bob Hampton of Placer" by Randall Parrish
In the deep silence of the orange-garden just then premonition whispered to her.
"Bella Donna" by Robert Hichens
I could neither see, nor hear anything, and yet I had a strange premonition that I was not alone.
"Gordon Craig" by Randall Parrish
He expected to die, and with the premonition of death an abnormal activity came to the child-brain.
"Ben Blair" by Will Lillibridge
But Lockley ate his breakfast without premonitions.
"Operation Terror" by William Fitzgerald Jenkins
The premonition of some final blessedness, to survive all renunciation and sacrifice, was upon him.
"Jerome, A Poor Man" by Mary E. Wilkins Freeman
The traditions of the house told that the Barons of Duncan had again and again felt a premonition of ill fortune.
"The Best Ghost Stories" by Various
He was correct, then, in his premonition.
"Visionaries" by James Huneker
It occurred to him to think what a very lonely place it would be to die in, and a premonition that he was going to die came across him.
"The Zeit-Geist" by Lily Dougall
Those who had the slightest premonition of what the future would accord him were a mere handful of enthusiasts.
"The Loves of Great Composers" by Gustav Kobbé
Her maid had a premonition that the enterprise would end in disaster, and had begged her mistress to stay at home.
"My War Experiences in Two Continents" by Sarah Macnaughtan
My task ended, I ascended the slope again, and for a while stood there immersed in pleasurable premonitions.
"Police!!!" by Robert W. Chambers
No foreboding of evil haunted him; no slightest premonition of danger clouded his sky.
"Hidden Treasures" by Harry A. Lewis
From the future come the premonitions of the activities that are to be.
"The Mind and Its Education" by George Herbert Betts
His premonition proved correct.
"A Popular History of the Art of Music" by W. S. B. Mathews
Every man felt the premonition of battle, and nerved himself for conflict.
"Continental Monthly, Vol. 5, No. 6, June, 1864" by Various
Did the others have similar premonitions?
"The Best Short Stories of 1920" by Various
I turned toward Pete and I had a premonition of evil.
"The Black Wolf Pack" by Dan Beard
Oh, I've a premonition that we haven't seen the last of this distinguished gentleman.
"The Lure of the Mask" by Harold MacGrath

In poetry:

I don't expect love's tender flatteries,
In premonition of some dark event,
But come, come and see this paradise
Where together we were blessed and innocent.
"I Hear The Oriole's Always-Grieving Voice" by Anna Akhmatova
EARTH, round, rolling, compact—suns, moons, animals—all these are
words to be said;
Watery, vegetable, sauroid advances—beings, premonitions, lispings
of the future,
Behold! these are vast words to be said.
"Carol Of Words" by Walt Whitman
Since then the earth each thought and desire
Does now imprison;
Though dreams ease longing, as do song’s lyre
And premonition,
The kiss consumes me, no peace can see birth
Before the skies I bring down to earth!
"Initiation" by A W Schack von Staffeldt

In news:

Political Premonitions Born of 30's Despair.
My constant premonitions about the death of the Mitt Romney presidential campaign have yet to come true, so perhaps now -- given Nate Silver's handicapping of the GOP field -- is a good time to revisit my analysis.
Several months after the Battle of Shiloh and following the death of several close friends in Alabama regiments, Sgt Holt wrote about the meaning of death, and about a premonition of his own death in combat.
Strange premonition before Towson's win.
Oprah talks with Dr Larry Dossey about his book The Power of Premonitions : How Knowing the Future Can Shape Our Lives.
A Premonition Fulfilled, in a City That Lives With Cranes.
'She had a premonition that she would never return'.
Anyone who's seen the awful trailer for Premonition is bound to have premonitions about the movie.
Kris Poppe, told the Associated Press that Hasan grew his beard as a "deeply sincere" expression of his Islamic faith and because he had a premonition that he would soon die.
As New Sounds celebrates composer John Cage 's 100th birthday, we at the WNYC archives add our own irreverent archival item to the celebration: a WMCA News Parade program with an eerie premonition of John Cage 's famous "silent" piece, 4'33.
"Premonition" by Frantz Charlemagne is part of "Keeping Haiti In Our Hearts.
Thatcher's premonitions place her among the great political prophets of all time.
For years, Paul Ryan has justified his austerity budgets with premonitions of a spike in inflation and interest rates.
Drew Gress Spin and Drift Premonition.
The Future of Wannabe U. I had a premonition of a metric future the other day as I listened to Alice Mitchell, a professor at Wannabe University, give an account of why she deserved tenure.

In science:

The present model might provide some theoretical ground to the empirical notion of premonition.
The quantum speed up as advanced knowledge of the solution