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 clearly is not a good omen for a UC team that has gained only eight turnovers.
In a good omen for the Astros, eight of the past nine teams since 1967 to win Game 3 at home in a World Series tied 1-1 went on to win the series.
For Pakistan’s most prominent political family, on its home turf, in a province governed by Mr Sharif’s brother, that is a bad omen, less than a year before the next national elections.
Gauri Lankesh’s murder is a terrible omen for the country.
Eclipses have historically been viewed as omens that bring about death and destruction.
Both Kansas and Georgia, in other words, are good national omens for Democrats.
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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