Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Giving premonition.

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Usage examples "premonitory":

  1. But in the growth of character the light on the road to Damascus is apt to be preceded by faint premonitory gleams; and even in his frivolous days at the Academy Alfieri carried a Virgil in his pocket and wept and trembled over Ariosto's verse. - "The Valley of Decision", Edith Wharton.
  2. On receipt of this information Woodden rocked a little on his feet as though he felt the premonitory movements of an earthquake. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. It also, by the metaphor used, gives us a sort of premonitory shudder as at Lorenzo's death. - "Keats: Poems Published in 1820", John Keats.