12 example sentences using portentous.
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But could he write portentous purple prose, or what?
If both are construed as statements of fact, Franklin's still holds the more portentous conclusion.
We imagined that thunder and lightning were portentous.
The narration seems to be in the style of v for vendetta, quite amusing to see such a portentous message on a hacked site.
I think it would be safer and more relatable if the author had said "HN - Bad for My Well Being," but of course that doesn't sound as portentous.
Just to make this all portentous, you're basically saying that we can only win against nature when we've won against ourselves?
It clips and breezes along; the most portentous sentences become urgent poetic moments that transcend the base stupidity of the plot.
When you say "a city of a million people that ultimately collapsed", your portentous "ultimately" takes over 500 years to arrive!
This is genius in that it starts by seeming to be a portentous talk about the evil other and turns the tables to show that the enemy may be us: How do we let ourselves be robots?
Now, WVO Quine was one of the top ten minds of the 20th century, so it might seem portentous to cite his authority here, however he seems to have been against many things that would be dear to most readers of this paper, including public education.
In the spirit of Gladwell, who likes to give portentous names to his aperçus, I will call this the Igon Value Problem: when a writer’s education on a topic consists in interviewing an expert, he is apt to offer generalizations that are banal, obtuse or flat wrong.
In the spirit of Gladwell, who likes to give portentous names to his aperus, I will call this the Igon Value Problem: when a writers education on a topic consists in interviewing an expert, he is apt to offer generalizations that are banal, obtuse or flat wrong.
of momentous or ominous significance; "such a portentous...monster raised all my curiosity"- Herman Melville; "a prodigious vision"
See also: prodigious
See also: fateful