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  • To the being of fully alive, the future is not ominous but a promise; it surrounds the present like a halo.

    Future   Promise   Halos  
    John Dewey (2005). “Art as Experience”, p.17, Penguin
  • On the political as on the economic front it's important not to fall into the "not as bad as" trap. High unemployment isn't O.K. just because it hasn't hit 1933 levels; ominous political trends shouldn’t be dismissed just because there’s no Hitler in sight.

    Fall   Sight   Political  
  • Vaguely, as when you are studying a foreign language and read a page which at first you can make nothing of, till a word or a sentence gives you a clue; and on a sudden suspicion, as it were, of the sense flashes across your troubled wits, vaguely she gained an inkling into the workings of Walter's mind. It was like a dark and ominous landscape seen by a flash of lightning and in a moment hidden again by the night. She shuddered at what she saw.

    Dark   Night   Giving  
  • God! I hated this business of being grown-up. I hated having to make decisions where I didn't know what was behind the door. I wanted a world where heroes and villains were clearly labeled. Where ominous music comes on-screen so you can't possibly mistake him. Where someone asks you to choose between playing with the beautiful princess in the fragrant garden and being eaten by the hideous monster in the foul-smelling pit. Not exactly a difficult one, now is it? Not something that you would agonize over, or that would make you lose a night's sleep?

  • It would be, in fact, very ominous if Iraq were to be able to get weapon-usable material, hydro-plutonium or highly enriched uranium from abroad.

    Iraq   Would Be   Weapons  
  • My body cheerfully informed me that he felt really good pressed against me like that, all hard muscles and smooth contours and ominous bulges. My body liked the air of barely leashed strength and caged mayhem he was giving off. My body thought he smelled really good, like heat and coffee and electricity. My body was going to get me killed.

    Coffee   Air   Giving  
    Karen Chance (2013). “Tempt the Stars: A Cassie Palmer Novel”, p.44, Penguin
  • They’re waiting for you. Go on in.” Adrian leaned close to Keith’s ear and spoke in an ominous voice. “If.You.Dare.” He poked Keith’s shoulder and gave a "Muhahaha” kind of monster laugh.

    Richelle Mead (2011). “Bloodlines”, p.34, Penguin
  • A dramatic, evocative, thoughtful and very accessible account of one of the most important stories of the century - and one of the most ominous, unless citizens are aroused to action to rein in abusive state power.

  • It began as most thing begin. Not on a dark and stormy night. Not foreshadowed by ominous here comes the villain music, dire warning at the bottom of a teacup, or dread portents in the sky. It began small and innocuously, as most catastrophes do. A butterfly flaps its wings somewhere and the wind changes, and a warm front hits a cold front off the coast of western Africa and before you know it you’ve got an hurricane closing in. By the time anyone figured out the storm was coming, it was too late to do anything but batten down the hatches and exercise damage control.

    FaceBook post by Karen Marie Moning from Jun 06, 2013
  • Thou ominous and fearful owl of death.

    Death   Owl   Ominous  
    William Shakespeare, Michael Taylor (2004). “Henry VI, Part One”, p.200, Oxford University Press, USA
  • Under the ominous shadow which the second World War and its attendant circumstances have cast on the world, peace has become as essential to civilized existence as the air we breathe is to life itself.

    War   Air   Shadow  
  • And see ominous clouds of inferiority beginning to form in her little mental sky.

    Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. (2011). “Why We Can't Wait”, p.59, Beacon Press
  • I'm wondering if there's a spell to make lightning flash in the background whenever I make an ominous resolution.

  • Reality's just the accumulation of ominous prophecies come to life. All you have to do is open a newspaper on any given day to weigh the good news versus the bad news, and you'll see what I mean.

    Mean   Reality   News  
  • Mainstream politicians will continue to protect existing systems of power, corporate executives will continue to maximize profit without concern, and the majority of people will continue to avoid these questions. It’s the job of people with critical sensibilities—those who consistently speak out for justice and sustainability, even when it’s difficult—not to back away just because the world has grown more ominous.

  • Even more ominous ... is the fact that since the Second World War a new kind of intellectual has emerged in large numbers. ... he is only minimally interested in the proper intellectual significance of images and objects. Such people are not really intellectuals, but visuals ... A visual is more interested in style than in content ... A visual does not feel a rioting crowd being machine-gunned by the police, he simply sees a brilliant news photograph.

    War   Numbers   People  
    "The Aristos: A Self-Portrait in Ideas". Book by John Fowles, 1964.
  • We must now turn from considering the necessary struggle with language arising, as it were, from its very nature and the nature of the society it serves to the more ominous threat to its integrity brought about neither by its innate inadequacy nor yet by the incompetence and carelessness of its ordinary users, but rather engineered deliberately by those who will manipulate words for their own ends.

    Chinua Achebe (2012). “Hopes and Impediments: Selected Essays”, p.169, Penguin
  • You stupefied me. We waxed, Carnivores, late and alight In the beaded winter. All was ominous, luminous.

    John Ashbery (1986). “Selected Poems”
  • Ayn Rand's 'philosophy' is nearly perfect in its immorality, which makes the size of her audience all the more ominous and symptomatic as we enter a curious new phase in our society.... To justify and extol human greed and egotism is to my mind not only immoral, but evil.

    FaceBook post by Gore Vidal from Dec 18, 2011
  • It cannot be denied that for a society which has to create scarcity to save its members from starvation, to whom abundance spells disaster, and to whom unlimited energy means unlimited power for war and destruction, there is an ominous cloud in the distance though at present it be no bigger than a man's hand.

    War   Distance   Mean  
    Arthur Eddington (2012). “New Pathways in Science: Messenger Lectures (1934)”, p.163, Cambridge University Press
  • For Americans war is almost all of the time a nuisance, and military skill is a luxury like Mah-Jongg. But when the issue is brought home to them, war becomes as important, for the necessary period, as business or sport. And it is hard to decide which is likely to be the more ominous for the Axis -- an American decision that this is sport, or that it is business.

    Sports   Military   War  
  • Raoden turned to regard the large Dula. "What does it matter? It's not like we have anything pressing to do. It's actually quite pleasant up here—you should just sit back and enjoy it." An ominous crash came from the clouds above them, and Raoden felt a wet drop splat against his head. "Fantastic," Galladon grumbled. "I'm enjoying myself already.

    Clouds   Doe   Matter  
    Brandon Sanderson (2007). “Elantris: Tenth Anniversary Author's Definitive Edition”, p.84, Macmillan
  • You can't afford to make the shark look good so you do most of it with ominous music and a fin.

    Sharks   Looks   Fins  
  • Nobody wants to know a colored woman's opinion about her own status of that of her group. When she dares express it, no matter how mild or tactful it may be, it is called 'propaganda,' or is labeled 'controversial.' Those two words have come to have a very ominous sound to me.

    Two   Black   Want  
    Mary Church Terrell (1986). “A Colored Woman in a White World”
  • There is that interesting thing that Haughton Forrest was imagining the landscapes. They are so dramatic. They are dark, big, gloomy paintings and he was making them during some of the most ominous massacres in Tasmania. Forrest was recording history but missing the human story.

  • Tidiness ... makes life easier and more agreeable, does harm to no one and actually saves time and trouble to the person who practices it: there must be an ominous flaw to explain why millions of generations continue to reject it.

    Order   Practice   Doe  
  • Materialism has never been so ominous as now in North America, as management takes over.

  • There were days when no kid came out of his house without looking around. The week after Halloween had a quality both hungover and ominous, the light pitched, the sky smashed against the rooftops.

    Halloween   Kids   Light  
    Jonathan Lethem (2004). “The Fortress of Solitude”, p.46, Vintage
  • The key strengths of civilizations are also their central weaknesses. You can see that from the fact that the golden ages of civilizations are very often right before the collapse. The Renaissance in Italy was very much like the Classic Maya. The apogee was the collapse. The Golden Age of Greece was the same thing. We see this pattern repeated continuously, and it is one that should make us nervous. I just heard Bill Gates say that we are living in the greatest time in history. Now you can understand why Bill Gates would think that, but even if he is right, that is an ominous thing to say.

    Thinking   Age   Weakness  
  • My life is nothing but pressure. All pressure. This pressure is like a heaviness. It's always on top of me, this heaviness. It's always there since I'm a kid. Other people wake up in the morning, 'A new day! Ah, up and at 'em!' I wake up, the heaviness is waiting for me nice. Sometimes I even talk to it. I say [adopts cheerful voice] 'Hi, heaviness!' and the heaviness looks back at me, [in an ominous growl] 'Today you're gonna get it good. You'll be drinking early today.'

    Morning   Nice   Drinking  
    "Rodney Dangerfield's It's Not Easy Bein' Me: A Lifetime Of No Respect But Plenty Of Sex And Drugs" by Nathan Rabin, April 28, 2011.
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