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Word: augury

Definition: omen; prophecy; sign of coming events; V. augur: predict; foretell; be a sign of (something in future)


Sentences Containing 'augury'

He was not bound, nor had they made any attempt to handcuff him; this seemed a good augury.
With these words he approached the cavern, and perceived that it was impossible to let himself down or effect an entrance except by sheer force or cleaving a passage; so drawing his sword he began to demolish and cut away the brambles at the mouth of the cave, at the noise of which a vast multitude of crows and choughs flew out of it so thick and so fast that they knocked Don Quixote down; and if he had been as much of a believer in augury as he was a Catholic Christian he would have taken it as a bad omen and declined to bury himself in such a place.
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