Os"tent\, n. [L. ostentus, ostentum, fr. ostendere (p. p. ostensus and ostentus) to show. See Ostensible.]

1. Appearance; air; mien. --Shak.

2. Manifestation; token; portent. --Dryden.

We asked of God that some ostent might clear Our cloudy business, who gave us sign. --Chapman.
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