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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.
THE MIGHTY ANCIENT MACEDONIAN ARMY OF ALEXANDER THE GREATDATTATREYA MANDALAUGUST 4, 2022REALM OF HISTORY
But Andrea spills salt upon the table, which evil augury seems to be taken seriously.
FRDRIC MISTRALCHARLES ALFRED DOWNER
Hope was the first horse Napoleon rode on the island, and it pleased him to think that this name was an augury.
NAPOLEON'S YOUNG NEIGHBORHELEN LEAH REED
No other mode of augury is received with such implicit faith by the people, the nobility, and the priesthood.
ARCHAIC ENGLANDHAROLD BAYLEY
Above all, there were expressions in his letters that seemed of sad augury.
MY RECOLLECTIONS OF LORD BYRONTERESA GUICCIOLI
They knew not that it was an augury of the fateful tragedy at the gates of Spain.
WITH SPURS OF GOLDFRANCES NIMMO GREENE
From such platforms, yellow-brown folk with braided top-knots shouted words of good augury to the on-toiling warriors.
CURSEDGEORGE ALLAN ENGLAND
Many drew true and evil augury from the cloud lowering on the stern features of the “Haughty Earl.”
SWORD AND GOWNGEORGE A. LAWRENCE
These Beauforts, associated in his thoughts with every evil omen and augury, had they set a spy upon his movements?
NIGHT AND MORNING, COMPLETEEDWARD BULWER-LYTTON
He was as much an augury of evil as the brood of ravens that once alighted upon Vespasian's pillar.
THE BROKEN SWORDDENNISON WORTHINGTON
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OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO AUGURY

  • apocalypse
  • augury
  • cast
  • divination
  • forecast
  • foretelling
  • oracle
  • presage
  • prevision
  • prognosis
  • prognostication
  • revelation
  • second sight
  • vaticination
  • vision
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