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portend (por-TEND) verb tr.

1. To serve as an omen or a warning of; presage.

2. To indicate by prediction; forecast.

[Middle English portenden, from Latin portendere.]

"The film's greatest problem is the assumption that the millennium portends extraordinary events." James Murray, Happy New Apocalypse, The Australian, 16 Dec 1999.

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The refusal to choose is a form of choice; disbelief is a form of belief. -Frank Barron

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