As such, there is a portentous quality here that can occasionally get in its own way.
Behind these macho moves lie some pretty dramatic and portentous policy decisions.
But it was laced with tantalizing statements about portentous decisions and policies in the offing.
“This is not meant to be pompous, portentous museum entertainment,” Branagh says.
Little moments are portentous of grand sweeping changes, and big, dramatic moments are meaningless to all but the few involved.
His eye lighted upon the portentous words: "Tantæ molis erat Romanam condere gentem."
Naming him was a portentous proceeding and one not to be lightly gone about.
There was something heavy, portentous, in the air of this June evening.
The most portentous crisis in the history of the human family has just passed.
My heart beat quickly, and my pulses throbbed with the suspense of that portentous moment.