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noun as in prediction

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These men, often accompanying the marching army, had the important duty of convincing the soldiery of favorable battle omens by a mix of showmanship and augury.

When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”

But Andrea spills salt upon the table, which evil augury seems to be taken seriously.

Hope was the first horse Napoleon rode on the island, and it pleased him to think that this name was an augury.

No other mode of augury is received with such implicit faith by the people, the nobility, and the priesthood.

Above all, there were expressions in his letters that seemed of sad augury.

They knew not that it was an augury of the fateful tragedy at the gates of Spain.


On this page you'll find 50 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to augury, such as: auspice, boding, forerunner, foretoken, forewarning, and harbinger.

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