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Prodigy, portent, ominous apparition: “the people are amazed at apparitions, signs and --es,” Ven. 926. “as if they saw some wondrous monument, some comet or unusual p.” Shr. III, 2, 98. “call them meteors, --es and signs,” John III, 4, 157. “now hath my soul brought forth her p.” R2 II, 2, 64 (her monstrous birth). “a p. of fear and a portent of mischief,” H4A V, 1, 20. “where's that valiant crook-back p.?” H6C I, 4, 75. “disturbed with --es,” Tit. I, 101. “when these --es do so conjointly meet,” Caes. I, 3, 28. “these apparent --es,” II, 1, 198.
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