augury

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noun au·gu·ry \ˈȯ-gyə-rē, -gə-\

Definition of augury

plural

auguries

  1. 1 :  divination from auspices (see auspice 3) or omens Ancient augury involved the interpretation of the flight patterns of birds.; also :  an instance of this

  2. 2 :  omen, portent “ … the best augury of a man's success in his profession is that he thinks it the finest in the world.” — George Eliot

Examples of augury in a Sentence

  1. a yearbook augury that of all the graduates, he would be the most likely to succeed

  2. some people believe that a broken mirror is an augury of seven years' bad luck

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Origin and Etymology of augury

see 1augur



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