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  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Augurer An augur.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n augurer An augur.
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In literature:

Our location in the Lake House, then one of the most popular little hotels in the city, augured well for a pleasant sojourn.
"The World As I Have Found It" by Mary L. Day Arms
Whether he should enter Babylon, when the augurs denounced impending danger?
"A Dialogue Concerning Oratory, Or The Causes Of Corrupt Eloquence" by Cornelius Tacitus
They augur misgovernment at a distance, and snuff the approach of tyranny in every tainted breeze.
"The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. II. (of 12)" by Edmund Burke
Peace to the augurs of Rome!
"Darkwater" by W. E. B. Du Bois
To obtain it, the tree is tapped by being bored with an augur.
"The Great Round World And What Is Going On In It, Vol. 1, No. 22, April 8, 1897" by Various
All this augured evil.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1898: Volume XVIII, 1617-1620" by Various
A number of two-inch augur holes had been bored in its top and filled with jerked venison and dried berries.
"In the Days of Poor Richard" by Irving Bacheller
The augur muttered formula after formula, and Lentulus took pains to repeat the meaningless jargon after him.
"A Friend of Caesar" by William Stearns Davis
The omen augured to me that the mountain was going to do its best for our reception and entertainment.
"Among the Forces" by Henry White Warren
They augured well for his success.
"Adèle Dubois" by Mrs. William T. Savage
And so the two augurs departed.
"Prince Fortunatus" by William Black
Caussin went for the purpose: he found the king closeted with the minister; the conference was long, from which Caussin augured ill.
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. II (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
With this we must connect a passage from the tenth book of Livy, where he says that the augurs were to represent the three tribes.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
The capital was rife with various rumors that augured ill for the future.
"World's War Events, Vol. I" by Various
It augurs well that I should have launched this undertaking upon this particular day.
"Fibble, D. D." by Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb
The understanding between the two services seemed to augur well for the future.
"The War in the Air; Vol. 1" by Walter Raleigh
Sooth was my prophecy of fear; 250 Believe it when it augurs cheer.
"Lady of the Lake" by Sir Walter Scott
The occupants of the room were beginning to revolve in that purposeful manner which augurs of leave-taking.
"Too Old for Dolls" by Anthony Mario Ludovici
He also held the office of augur, in which, A.D. 103 or 104, he was succeeded by the younger Pliny; Plin.
"The Student's Companion to Latin Authors" by George Middleton
The scheme was not new, and there were no encouraging precedents to augur its success.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers

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.

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