[ pawr-tent ]
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Part of Speech noun
Origin + Etymology
Late 16th century; Latin from Latin portentum ‘omen, token’, from the verb portendere (see portend)
  • omen
  • sign
  • unavailable
an indication or omen of something about to happen, especially something momentous
Finding out her new neighbor was her best friend from high school was the portent Rebecca needed to be confident she made the right choice to move here.
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