presentiment

[pri-zen-tuh-muhnt]
noun
a feeling or impression that something is about to happen, especially something evil; foreboding.

Origin:
1705–15; < French, now obsolete spelling of pressentiment. See pre-, sentiment

presentimental, adjective
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presentiment (prɪˈzɛntɪmənt)
 
n
a sense of something about to happen; premonition
 
[C18: from obsolete French, from pressentir to sense beforehand; see pre-, sentiment]

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presentiment
1714, from Fr. presentiment, from M.Fr. pressentir "to have foreboding," from L. præsentire "to sense beforehand," from præ "before" + sentire "perceive, feel" (see sentient).
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Example sentences
Even as the days tick steadily by, unmarred by further atrocities, the presentiment lingers.
Looking at the work as a powerful presentiment of the future is helpful, perhaps.
He may even have a presentiment that it will end his life.
The deceased was far advanced in pregnancy, and is said to have had some presentiment that the rope was not safe.
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