All was calm—but there was a wildness in the sky like that of anger, which boded evil passions on the part of the atmosphere.
He foresaw the coming struggle, and boded ill of its result.
They were going to see Hoover's father, was the apparent explanation, and it boded ill.
The burgomaster wore an air of sternness and self-importance which boded no good.
It was a look that boded Tom no good, for the former pitcher had recognized in the new arrival a formidable rival.
I could not help feeling that our being there boded no good to me.
She conjectured that they boded her no good, but she could not penetrate into her aunts designs.
His heart was heavy in him, for he boded no good of this marriage.
But I saw a look in the eyes of the men around me that boded ill for the Hun when they should be reported fit for duty.
It was shiftless, it was sinful—it boded no good to the future of Demorest.
Old English bodian "proclaim, announce; foretell," from boda "messenger," probably from Proto-Germanic *budon- (cf. Old Saxon gibod, German gebot, Old Norse boð), from PIE *bheudh- "be aware, make aware" (see bid (v.)). As a shortened form of forebode (usually evil), it dates from 1740. Related: Boded; boding.