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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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I accept the augury, Monsieur d'Herblay; but nothing shall prevent me, nothing shall stop me.
The minister appreciated National Bank of Pakistan, PTCL, McDonald, Shield Foundation and other corporate bodies for extending sponsorship to the tournament and termed it a good augury for encouraging sport activities among special persons.
She appreciated the National Bank of Pakistan, PTCL and other corporate bodies for extending sponsorship to the tournament and termed it a good augury for encouraging sport activities among the special persons.
The good augury is, amidst bilateral tension, writers in India and Pakistan advise returning to normalcy.
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Perhaps a clue may come from Melusine Draco's book Traditional Witchcraft for the Woods and Forests: A Witch's Guide to the Woodland, which says: "The witch must learn when to call upon the individual powers of the trees in the Wild Woods and, what is even more important, to recognise the appearance of woodland birds and animals in answer to our magical requests via augury and divination.
Another augury was former Scots first minister Alex Salmond enjoying a long lunch with some Far Eastern gentlemen, alternately toasting China and Scotland as if he didn't have a care in the world.
Terming the recent week-long visit of students delegation from Balochistan as good augury he said IIUI would sponsor such more visits of students from Balochistan whereby providing ample opportunity to the Balochistan's youth to get acquaintance on various subject of national and international importance.
The President often refers to the importance of a transformation or change in mindset among our people, that whereas before many of our people were resigned to hopelessness or despair, it is now palpable and evident that more of our people are hopeful and optimistic about the future; what was deemed to be impossible is now deemed possible, and there is an overall upbeat mood that would be a good augury for the future of our country, he said.
It was a good augury that the statement has expressed its intention to bring the interest rate further down to 6.
One hears a good deal of 12-tone music these days, which I hope is not an augury in this world of vicious division and conflict.
be used as right-angled augury, though we have provided other