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1 a declaration that something will happen in the future
  • a yearbook augury that of all the graduates, he would be the most likely to succeed

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2 something believed to be a sign or warning of a future event
  • some people believe that a broken mirror is an augury of seven years' bad luck

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3 the art or practice of foretelling future events by interpreting omens
  • the gift of augury that Nostradamus purportedly possessed

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The first known use of augury was in the 15th century

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“Augury.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 10 Apr. 2021.

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