(1) So how can we say that eclipses portend anything about modern society?(2) If the article coming out on Saturday in Der Spiegel, the German news magazine, is accurate, it seems to me to portend significant difficulties ahead for the US.(3) Central to that order is the idea that events in the heavens - particularly lunar and solar eclipses - can alter or portend events on Earth.(4) These augurs now portend political consequences that may follow the economic upheaval.(5) Most significantly for Democrats, the election results may portend a backlash against the no-new-taxes mantra that's ruled the Capitol since Gov.(6) In this issue, our cover story looks at CEOs in danger - and the warning signs that portend trouble.(7) the eclipses portend some major events(8) Decisions have now been taken that portend events, probably within 48 hours, that will result in death and destruction.(9) That portends an even darker hour for investors whose savings have been mauled in the worst slump in global stock markets for 30 years.(10) Fushida became very excited by this natural phenomenon, viewing it as a mystical sign portending the success of the sneak attack.(11) It portends the next evolutionary change in our political history - the demise of the parliamentary system.(12) Many will see the Asian disaster as portending the advent of doomsday.(13) But, the rapid growth of productive capacity in many places during the period portended a point when capital would face a problem of overaccumulation.(14) The retreat of the Government from public utility services, one after another, portends evil days for the common man.(15) He is comic but what he is saying portends the tragic event that is coming.(16) The devaluation was recognized as more than a technical adjustment: it was a clear sign of French disengagement, portending withdrawal a year later.