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Augural

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Augural Of or pertaining to augurs or to augury; betokening; ominous; significant; as, an augural staff; augural books. "Portents augural ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • augural Pertaining to an augur, or to the duties or profession of an augur; of or pertaining to divination; ominous: as, “portents augural,” Cowper.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auguralis,

Usage

In literature:

Far o'er the crashing forest the giant arms lie spread; And the pale augurs, muttering low, gaze on the blasted head.
"The Ontario Readers: The High School Reader, 1886" by Ministry of Education
Perhaps the day will bring better counsel; but the night's conversation does not augur it.
"The Yotsuya Kwaidan or O'Iwa Inari" by James S. De Benneville
Charles believed them, and broke into a fury that augured badly for his guest.
"Historical Tales, Vol. 6 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The augurs must wink sometimes from sheer fatigue of the eyelids.
"The Napoleon of Notting Hill" by Gilbert K. Chesterton
Here is a short-handled augur, to make a hole for the saw to go through.
"Under Wellington's Command" by G. A. Henty
It augurs a good crowd, the biggest ever to assemble in Adot.
"David Lannarck, Midget" by George S. Harney
Knowing that at that moment he was in mid-Channel, she augured that some disaster had overtaken him or the boy.
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
There were Generals Sherman, Harney, Augur, Terry, Sanborn, and Col. Tappan present.
"Three Years on the Plains" by Edmund B. Tuttle
Everything augured for a successful night of sport.
"A Son of the City" by Herman Gastrell Seely
No one doubted that he had been set to the task by the head master, and it augured rather badly for the resumption of the inquest next day.
"Tom, Dick and Harry" by Talbot Baines Reed
Caesar was Pontifex Maximus, and Pompey was a member of the college of augurs.
"The Letters of Cicero, Volume 1" by Marcus Tullius Cicero
They cannot divine its meaning, but neither do they augur well of it.
"The Lone Ranche" by Captain Mayne Reid
If one hisses and steams, it indicates a fretful temper in owner of chestnut; if both chestnuts equally misbehave it augurs strife.
"Games For All Occasions" by Mary E. Blain
That night they were unmolested by wild beasts, which augured well for their selection of a good ground to encamp on.
"The American Family Robinson" by D. W. Belisle
Different circumstances seem from this moment to have augured ill for the voyage.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
We congratulated Lord Aberdeen upon this symptom, which augured confidence in his success.
"The Letters of Queen Victoria, Vol 2 (of 3), 1844-1853" by Queen Victoria
The true solution of the Indian question is being worked out at White Earth in results that augur well for the future.
"Lippincott's Magazine, Vol. 26, August, 1880" by Various
The victim's ear seemed chained to the sound, as if he could have augured from it whether or not the chest was empty.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland Volume 17" by Alexander Leighton
So on this occasion the despised flower was actually raised to the rank of a prophet or augur.
"What the Moon Saw: and Other Tales" by Hans Christian Andersen
Sherman, Harney, Augur, and Terry of the regular army of the United States.
"The Indian Question (1874)" by Francis A. Walker
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In poetry:

He was an Augur, quite at home
In all things present done,
Deeds past, and every act to come
In ages yet to run.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
But thou shrieking harbinger,
Foul precurrer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
Swift I arose. Soft winds were stirring
The curtains of the Morn,
Auguring day, by signs unerring,
Lovely as e'er was born.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
I've been told by my friends (if they do not belie me)
My promise was such as no parent would scorn;
The wise and the aged who prophesied by me
Augured nothing but good of me when I was born.
"My Birthday" by Charles Lamb
Teach us your patience, brave,
Dear flowers, till we shall dare to part like you,
Willing God's will, sure that his clock strikes true,
That his sweet day augurs a sweeter morrow,
With smiles, not sorrow.
"Time To Go" by Susan Coolidge
Your herdsmen dream;--fish take the place
Of men; on banners falcons fly,
Displacing snakes and tortoises.
The augur tells his prophecy:--
"The first betoken plenteous years; the change
Of banners shows of homes a widening range."
"The Condition Of King Seuen's Flocks" by Confucius

In news:

Nor does it make sense to emphasize the augurs for the future in our DNA when they are just part of the equation telling us what is happening, or might happen, to our bodies in time.
Oakland's 6th Annual Indie Awards Augur a Small, Lean, Local Future.
Robert Powling, a Marlboro resident, clears debris from the only bridge still standing near Augur Hole Road on Friday.
Augur Hole Road used to be known as a fairly smooth, paved two-lane road, with a legendary long, sharp curve.
Local downturn a hiccup or augur of a bleak future.
Stampede City's pampering spas augur wellness.
Warhol's Rife Photos Augur Our Crummy Era.
It used to be the New Hampshire primary that augured the chances of a candidate.
THE augurs of ancient Rome predicted fortune and ruin based on the flight and behavior of birds, believing that bird activity revealed the hidden patterns of life and the plans of the gods.
House Speaker John Boehner agreed with President Barack Obama that a bipartisan "spirit of cooperation" has been evident since the election that augurs well for talks expected to begin Friday at the White House.
For Chiefs fans, August augurs almost nothing but pain.
Europe's Lingering Crisis Augurs Badly for Its Clout .
An unhappy poll does not augur well for the future.
Europe's Lingering Crisis Augurs Badly for Its Clout.
Microsoft's acquisition of Yammer augurs a 'silent revolution' in the enterprise software market.
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In science:

This prototype matches the geometrical requirements of the ILD vertex detector and its current performances augur well for the design and fabrication in 2012 of a double-sided ladder featuring the desired material budget, O(0.3) % X0 .
Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors
The Earth is slightly more massive than Venus, and this augurs well for the existence of coorbiting satellite companions.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Solar-like oscillations have been convincingly observed on other stars and augur asteroseismic diagnosis that will raise stellar physics to a new level of sophistication.
Solar-type Variables
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