augur augur  /ˈɔ ɡər/

Definition(s):

  1. (v) predict from an omen
  2. (n) (ancient Rome) a religious official who interpreted omens to guide public policy
  3. (v) indicate by signs

Usage(s):

  1. Today's bombing took place on the eve of Muharram, the Islamic month of mourning, and it could augur a new series of such attacks.
  2. Despite the tensions, the uneasy state of the relationship need not augur a renewed cold war.
  3. Even though Thanksgiving sales were stronger than many expected, the steep price markdowns did not augur well for retailer profitability.

News

  • The Taliban’s Qatar Office: Are Prospects for Peace Already Doomed?

    As far as diplomatic prospects go, the omens don’t augur well. On Tuesday, the Afghan Taliban announced the opening of their first political office in the Qatari capital, Doha. They cut a ribbon, played their anthem, hoisted the Taliban flag and signaled their readiness to meet for talks with foreign delegations, including U.S. officials, whose government is clearly itching for a way out of its ...
    on June 20, 2013     Source: Time.com via Yahoo! News

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Quotes

  1. "I saw my knee specialist (on Thursday) and he confirmed the recovery time for my left knee is likely to be five months," Wilkinson wrote in The Times on Friday. "It is no secret that this does not augur well for my hopes for England or the...
    on Oct 9, 2008 By: Jonny Wilkinson Source: Reuters.uk

  2. "You don't want to test your resolve and character so early but it does augur well for the rest of the year," said coach Daniel Anderson. "I'm absolutely stoked (delighted). We had a 12-5 penalty count against us and we lost two front rowers....
    on Feb 22, 2008 By: Daniel Anderson Source: Sportinglife.com

  3. Speaking about civil partnerships, the first of which took place in Britain last month, Sir Iqbal said: "It does not augur well in building the very foundations of society: stability, family relationships. And it is something we would certainly not...
    on Jan 4, 2006 By: Iqbal Sacranie Source: Times Online

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