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bode1

[bohd] /boʊd/
verb (used with object), boded, boding.
1.
to be an omen of; portend:
The news bodes evil days for him.
2.
Archaic. to announce beforehand; predict.
verb (used without object), boded, boding.
3.
to portend:
The news bodes well for him.
Origin
1000
before 1000; Middle English boden, Old English bodian to announce, foretell (cognate with Old Norse botha), derivative of boda messenger, cognate with German Bote, Old Norse bothi

bode2

[bohd] /boʊd/
verb
1.
a simple past tense of bide.
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Examples for boded
  • And the contrast between the immense good fortune of a few and the continuing suffering of all too many boded ill for the future.
  • Fear for ages has boded and mowed and gibbered over government and property.
  • He was out of the office with a determined rapid stride which boded ill for whoever had fired the charge.
  • There has swept through our community a spirit of ridicule for our po lice officers which has boded no good for our city.
  • He fore boded in this interview a new experience which would be instructive to him.
  • Then a curt, menacing laugh which boded ill for the maiden.
British Dictionary definitions for boded

bode1

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
to be an omen of (good or ill, esp of ill); portend; presage
2.
(transitive) (archaic) to predict; foretell
Derived Forms
boding, noun, adjective
bodement, noun
Word Origin
Old English bodian; related to Old Norse botha to proclaim, Old Frisian bodia to invite

bode2

/bəʊd/
verb
1.
the past tense of bide
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Word Origin and History for boded
bode
O.E. bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from P.Gmc. *budon- (cf. O.S. gibod, Ger. gebot, O.N. boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (cf. bid). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740.
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