The handwriting on the wall

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a doom pronounced; an omen of disaster.
- Dan. v. 5.

See also: Handwriting

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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The real evidence is the handwriting on the wall and the immortal spirit that lives in everyone who loved this beautiful man and that lives in everything made by his hand.