An intuitive feeling about the future, especially one of foreboding: a presentiment of disaster
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- Often Hou's images seem like presentiments of future memories rather than representations of present happenings.
- He hoped that we could meet some other time, but I had a presentiment that a future occasion may not be possible in this world.
- But there was the tiniest presentiment of disaster.
Early 18th century: from obsolete French présentiment.
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