Examples of omen in a Sentence
They regarded the win as a good omen for the team.
omens of things to come
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All of which seems like an ill omen as official Washington returns this week with a series of legislative must-dos that would daunt even an executive and legislative branch operating in perfect harmony.
The ancient Chinese and the Babylonians believed that solar eclipses were bad omens for kings and rulers.
But Tillerson’s struggles to align himself with the White House are still a bad omen for any successor.
The fact that both were still standing at the end of the Panthers’ 31-24 victory is a good omen for the team’s playoff push.
People in many cultures consider the crow to be an omen, a harbinger of war and death.
Starting 2-0 would be a good omen for the Pacers The Pacers have not won their first two games since 2013.
Trent Richardson running away from the defense to score the only touchdown in that 21-0 Superdome beatdown was an omen of what Alabama was going to do to LSU in the years to come.
Throughout that time, pink dolphins — and to a lesser degree the finless porpoise, another local cetacean — were a common sight for Hong Kong fishermen, who regarded the animals as a catch-stealing nuisance at best, and an evil omen at worst.
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Origin and Etymology of omen
First Known Use: 1582See Words from the same year
Synonymsaugury, auspice, boding, foreboding, foreshadowing, portent, prefiguring, presage, straw in the wind
Related Wordsforerunner, harbinger, herald, precursor; foretaste, hint, inkling, intimation, suggestion; forewarning; forecast, foretelling, prediction, prognostication, prophecy (also prophesy); badge, mark, note, token; divination
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