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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'

Concealed is the full-length debut album by the Canadian progressive death metal band Augury.
Etruscan religion was also a major influence, particularly on the practice of augury, since Rome had once been ruled by Etruscan kings.
He was not bound, nor had they made any attempt to handcuff him; this seemed a good augury.
Some Roman sources connected it to augury, and Rome was said to have been founded with the "august augury" of Romulus.
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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