from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An omen; portent; prognostic; a foreshowing: as, “sweet bodements!

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun obsolete An omen; a prognostic.

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  • noun obsolete An omen; a prognostic.


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bode +‎ -ment?


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  • Arkël, says in _Pelléas et Mélisande_, like persons "whispering about a closed room," This drama -- at once his most typical, moving, and beautiful performance -- swims in an atmosphere of portent and bodement; here, as Pater noted in the work of a wholly different order of artist,

    Debussy's Pelléas et Mélisande A Guide to the Opera with Musical Examples from the Score

  • That clinging mist seemed of evil bodement for our expedition.

    The Roof of France

  • As they recovered from the effects of his bodement, the people left the theatre, their minds full of indefinite dread.

    The fair god, or, The last of the 'Tzins

  • I wish indeed for the glad sympathy of my people, for I think that our Saviour turning water into wine at the wedding, was an example set that we should rejoice and be merry at the fulfilment of one of the great obligations imposed on us as social creatures; and I have ever regarded the unhonoured treatment of a marriage occasion as a thing of evil bodement, betokening heavy hearts and light purses to the lot of the bride and bridegroom.

    The Ayrshire Legatees, or, the Pringle family


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  • An oracle who's on the decline

    Is desperate to peddle a sign.

    She must sell a bodement

    To pay her abode rent

    And maintain her practice divine.

    May 12, 2017