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augur:

see omenomen,
sign or augury believed to foreshadow the future. Almost any occurrence can be interpreted as an omen. The typical omen was a natural phenomenon, such as a meteor, an eclipse, or the flight of birds.
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augur

(in ancient Rome) a religious official who observed and interpreted omens and signs to help guide the making of public decisions
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This gentleman, happening also to be the Plaintiff in the Tip case, referred Mr Plornish to his solicitor, and declined to treat with Mr Plornish, or even to endure his presence in the yard, unless he appeared there with a twenty-pound note: in which case only, the gentleman would augur from appearances that he meant business, and might be induced to talk to him.
With these words he sat down, and Calchas son of Thestor, wisest of augurs, who knew things past present and to come, rose to speak.
From the exterior of George's Shooting Gallery, and the long entry, and the bare perspective beyond it, Allan Woodcourt augurs well.
Like two yellow-green augurs, wide and unblinking, the terrible eyes remained fixed upon Jane Clayton.
important action or enterprise to obtain from the augurs, or state
Meanwhile we had to look up auger and augur in the dictionary--there are some things you can't leave overnight.
The findings augur well for the future of continuous-wear contacts, he says.
He believes that the idea of wholism, which he attributes to Afrocentricity, would augur well for a wholistic interpretation of international politics.
Meanwhile, the supply-and-demand economics created by utility deregulation augur well for coal: As the price for electricity goes down and commercial and residential customers increase their usage as a result, utilities should buy more coal - 30 percent more, by Vyas' reckoning.
Peter Jensen of the AUGUR (Eugene, Oregon), for example, recalls thinking that "we were Camus writing for Le Combat.
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Sydney, Australia, Oct 14, 2011 - (ABN Newswire) - FINANCE VIDEO: Augur Resources (ASX:AUK) Managing Director Grant Kensington presented live to Sydney's Capital Markets at Investorium.