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  • The man who finds that in the course of his life he has done a lot of wrong often wakes up at night in terror, like a child with a nightmare, and his life is full of foreboding: but the man who is conscious of no wrongdoing is filled with cheerfulness and with the comfort of old age.
    (Plato, "The Republic")
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  • With a shiver of foreboding he saw his marriage becoming what most of the other marriages about him were: a dull association of material and social interests held together by ignorance on the one side and hypocrisy on the other.
    (Edith Wharton, "The Age of Innocence")
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  • So, will DeLay survive Capitol Hill has seen a fair share of its leaders fall to scandal over the past 15 years or so, and insiders will tell you there are signs to watch for. While a sense of foreboding is undeniably in the air, Republicans still seem fairly solidly behind the leader to whom they owe so much. With Tom, it's going to have to be more than just allegations. Tom has done so much fund raising, ... There's a general feeling from all of us that Tom could be more careful. The accumulation of Mariana Islands, Korea, the stuff in Texas has some people wringing their hands more than others.
    (Mark Souder)
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  • A greater number of people reported not saving money in 2004 than in 2001. Only 41 percent save regularly. That's a foreboding number for a nation with 76 million people reaching retirement age over the next 25 years.
    (Tamara Draut)
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  • I do not allow myself vain regrets or foreboding.
    (Mary Bokin Chesnut)
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  • The 'teenager' seems to have replaced the Communist as the appropriate target for public controversy and foreboding.
    (Edgar Friedenberg)
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  • A Land of Ghosts' is a sizzling pilgrimage, haunted by trenchant foreboding that this topmost cream of creation will soon be destroyed.
    (Edward Hoagland)
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  • There's certainly a sense of foreboding among Republicans that this is the big one. This is the one that could really catch on.
    (Charlie Cook)
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  • Foreboding. That's the only word for today's report. We could be facing our worst case scenario rising inflation in a slowing economy.
    (Oscar Gonzalez)
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  • I would far rather be ignorant than wise in the foreboding of evil.
    (Aeschylus)
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  • It was 200 years ago that the folks who settled Watertown, the Coffeen's, the Massey's, et cetera, gathered here on this location and formed the beginnings of a community. We are what we are today because they were willing to take the chance and move here with their families, facing an uncertain future, no real livelihood, and probably a pretty foreboding environment,
    (Jeff Graham)
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  • I have a feeling of awful foreboding that there are people out there so determined to damage me that they will take an innocent life.
    (David Ervine)
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  • I look upon those pitiful concretions of lime and clay which spring up, in mildewed forwardness, out of the kneaded fields about our capital... not merely with the careless disgust of an offended eye, not merely with sorrow for a desecrated landscape, but with a painful foreboding that the roots of our national greatness must be deeply cankered when they are thus loosely struck in their native ground. The crowded tenements of a struggling and restless population differ only from the tents of the Arab or the Gipsy by their less healthy openness to the air of heaven, and less happy choice of their spot of earth by their sacrifice of liberty without the gain of rest, and of stability without the luxury of change.
    (John Ruskin)
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