presage (v.)
signify, indicate
1H6 IV.i.191[Exeter alone, of the quarrelling lords] it doth presage some ill event
AC I.ii.48[Iras to Charmian] There's a palm presages chastity, if nothing else
AC I.ii.49[Charmian to Iras] the o'erflowing Nilus presageth famine
E3 I.ii.147[Countess to King Edward] a country swain, / Whose habit rude and manners blunt and plain / Presageth nought
E3 IV.v.21[King John to Philip] What fearful words are those thy looks presage?
KL IV.vi.119[Lear to all] yon simpering dame / Whose face between her forks presages snow
MV III.ii.173[Portia to Bassanio, of her ring] Which when you ... give away, / Let it presage the ruin of your love
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