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1    a sign or indication of a future event, esp. a momentous or calamitous one; omen  
2    momentous or ominous significance  
a cry of dire portent     
3    a miraculous occurrence; marvel  
     (C16: from Latin portentum sign, omen, from portendere to portend)  
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