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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That's a tremendously good omen for Swift's upcoming album reputation, due out Nov. 10.
And parents began to reinterpret day-to-day activities at the day care as sinister omens.
The introduction of rookie defensive tackle Patrick Ricard as a fullback in the Ravens’ 31-7 walloping of the Miami Dolphins a week ago would seem to be a less-than-encouraging omen for Lorenzo Taliaferro in his quest to fill that role on offense.
The outlook for the league favorite doesn't change with an opening-week loss to Union Grove, but the Hawks only scored 2 points -- a bad omen. Martin Luther (0-1, 0-0 in Metro Classic).
But that’s only compared with all the other dread-inducing omens of future techno-hell in that series. This magazine’s cover-story predicting Mad Max conditions pretty damn soon on planet earth wasn’t exactly a guilt-free beach read either.
The idea of eclipses as omens stems from a belief that the heavens and the Earth are intimately connected.
Uzomah thinks the season-ending surge is a good omen for him and the team.
As has been documented, winning the Confederations Cup hasn't exactly proven to be a good omen for the following World Cup, but that won't stop the four contenders from trying to complete their mission.
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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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Definition of omen for English Language Learners
: something that is believed to be a sign or warning of something that will happen in the future
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