One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
In a way that suggests that something bad is going to happen.‘thunderclouds loomed ominously overhead’‘the ominously named Shipwreck Bay’
- ‘This is another subject about which the official documents are ominously silent.’
- ‘Ominously, more and more businesses are going to the wall.’
- ‘At night, it falls ominously dark.’
- ‘Most ominously, citizens would be far removed from their elected representatives.’
- ‘The bass drum from the opening theme song rumbles ominously.’
- ‘Another rocket is fired, and the smoke hangs ominously over the square.’
- ‘We were ominously informed that medical personnel would always be on call backstage.’
- ‘He writes a letter of accusation, ominously hinting at his own impending death.’
- ‘The sky grows dark in every quarter, most ominously.’
- ‘With the clock ticking ominously, they searched his computer and notebooks.’
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