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Abo'dement. n.s. [from to abode.] A secret anticipation of something future; an impression upon the mind of some event to come; prognostication; omen.

            I like not this.
For many men that stumble at the threshold,
Are well foretold that danger lurks within. —
— Tush! man, abodements must not now affright us.
Shakespeare's Henry VI. p. iii.

My lord bishop, being somewhat troubled, took the freedom to ask him, Whether he had never any secret abodement in his mind? No, replied the duke; but I think some adventure may kill me as well as another man. Wotton.

Sources: Shakespeare's Henry VI, Part 3 (39) · Wotton, Henry (48)

Attributes: Noun Substantive (1269)

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