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Bode \Bode\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Boded; p. pr. & vb. n. Boding.] [OE. bodien, AS. bodian to announce, tell from bod command; akin to Icel. bo?a to announce, Sw. b[*a]da to announce, portend. [root]89. See Bid.] To indicate by signs, as future events; to be the omen of; to portend to presage; to foreshow.

A raven that bodes nothing but mischief.

Good onset bodes good end.


vb. (en-past of: bode)

Usage examples of "boded".

Men thought that the earthquake boded ill for the journey of the king and what might come thereof.

That which her daughter had boded for her as she left the palace had come to pass, and she had gone.

The man whose current scowl boded ill things for Margo's future, the man who had “pushed” the famous Roman Gate-the one right here in Shangri-la Station which Time Tours ran so profitably-was a real disappointment in the heroing department.

She just shook her head and said she had never heard of the like, but that it boded evil.

Chapter Three The weather had held steady for days, out of Kutath's eternally cloudless sky, but the west bore a murkiness this dawn which boded trouble.

The dusei tried to cajole their share, and he gave to his own, but when he offered to the others, his began a rumbling that boded trouble.

As the Belgian entered the presence of his captor the scowl upon the features of the latter boded ill for any hope which Werper might entertain, still he fortified himself by recalling the common weakness of mankind, which permits the most inflexible of natures to bend to the consuming desire for wealth.

She answered Hrrestan in the formal Hrruban of diplomacy, a courtesy which boded no good at all.

His expression boded ill for the first unwary reporter to approach him.

Sigomal's face was frozen with displeasure and a cunning that boded no good for anyone crossing him that day.