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pre·sen·ti·ment

 (prĭ-zĕn′tə-mənt)
n.
A sense that something is about to occur; a premonition.

[Obsolete French, from presentir, to feel beforehand, from Latin praesentīre : prae-, pre- + sentīre, to feel; see sent- in Indo-European roots.]

pre·sen′ti·men′tal (-mĕn′tl) adj.

presentiment

(prɪˈzɛntɪmənt)
n
a sense of something about to happen; premonition
[C18: from obsolete French, from pressentir to sense beforehand; see pre-, sentiment]

pre•sen•ti•ment

(prɪˈzɛn tə mənt)

n.
a feeling that something is about to happen, esp. something evil; foreboding.
[1705–15; < French, now obsolete spelling of pressentiment. See pre-, sentiment]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.presentiment - a feeling of evil to come; "a steadily escalating sense of foreboding"; "the lawyer had a presentiment that the judge would dismiss the case"
apprehension, apprehensiveness, dread - fearful expectation or anticipation; "the student looked around the examination room with apprehension"
shadow - a premonition of something adverse; "a shadow over his happiness"
presage - a foreboding about what is about to happen

presentiment

Translations
AhnimusAhnung

presentiment

[prɪˈzentɪmənt] Npresentimiento m
to have a presentiment about sthtener un presentimiento acerca de algo
to have a presentiment thattener el presentimiento de que ..., presentir que ...

presentiment

n(Vor)ahnung f, → Vorgefühl nt; to have a presentiment of somethingeine Vorahnung von etw haben; to have a presentiment that …das Gefühl haben, dass …

presentiment

[prɪˈzɛntɪmənt] npresentimento
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Dimmesdale, conscious that the poison of one morbid spot was infecting his heart's entire substance, attributed all his presentiments to no other cause.
Outward portents and inward presentiments were his.
I never laughed at presentiments in my life, because I have had strange ones of my own.
Should we have the same presentiments if our existences did not touch at the heart?
His presentiments were realized, as we shall see, and his uneasy forebodings had goaded him pale and trembling to the gate under the chestnut-trees.
Nothing troubled Peter; or nothing but those phantoms of the mind which seem like vague recollections, yet have also the aspect of presentiments.
His mind was full of dismal presentiments, whether from mysterious dreams, or the intimations of the medicine wolf, does not appear.
His surprise was great when he caught sight of Adam, but he was not a man given to presentiments of evil.
Whether by this there is connoted something in the nature of a combination of presentiments, or a great effort of will, or a self-annulment of one's true expectations, and so on, I do not know; but, at all events that night saw happen to me (a night which I shall never forget) something in the nature of the miraculous.
My lord," said Athos, "you see that my presentiments have not been disappointed.
Yet you must have known something of the presentiments that spring from an insight at war with passion; and my visions were only like presentiments intensified to horror.
A thousand alarming presentiments of evil to her beloved Catherine from this terrific separation must oppress her heart with sadness, and drown her in tears for the last day or two of their being together; and advice of the most important and applicable nature must of course flow from her wise lips in their parting conference in her closet.