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Ominous, 1) foreboding evil, portentous: “very o. endings,” Ado V, 2, 39. “he was furnished like a hunter. O, o.! he comes to kill my heart,” As III, 2, 260. “thou o. and fearful owl of death,” H6A IV, 2, 15. “Gloster's dukedom is too o.” H6C II, 6, 107. “my dreams will prove o. to the day,” Troil. V, 3, 6.
2) fatal, pernicious: “bloody prison, fatal and o. to noble peers,” R3 III, 3, 10. “thy mother's name is o. to children,” IV, 1, 41. “to tell thee that this day is o.” Troil. V, 3, 66. “the quarrel's most o. to us,” V, 7, 21. “when he lay couched in the o. horse,” Hml. II, 2, 476.
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