The air crackled with the presage of lightning, and a heavy mist descended around them.
Cold on Canadian hills or Minden’s plain,Perhaps that parent mourned her soldier slain;Bent o'er her babe, her eye dissolved in dew,The big drops mingling with the milk he drewGave the sad presage of his future years,—The child of misery, baptized in tears.
Ye country comets, that portend No war nor princes' funeral Shining unto no other end Than to presage the grass's fall.Andrew Marvell
The advancement of the arts, from year to year, taxes our credulity and seems to presage the arrival of that period when human improvement must end.
If I may trust the flattering truth of sleep, My dreams presage some joyful news at hand: My bosom's lord sits lightly in his throne; And all this day an unaccustom'd spirit Lifts me above the ground with cheerful thoughts.william shakespeare