augury augury

Definition(s):

  • (n) an event that is experienced as indicating important things to come

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. If the failure of the police to prevent the Marriott bombing is any augury of what is to come, Jakarta may be in for a long, losing season.
  2. One good augury for future negotiations is that the Geneva talks were conducted in a serious spirit.
  3. Making Money!, greets you at the hotel's main entrancean arresting augury for what awaits upstairs.

News

  • Watch Dunkin' Donuts Customers React To Video Of Rat Romping Through Baked Goods

    Weary New Yorkers were relieved to see a sweet augury of Spring this morning when video surfaced showing a giant rat "going to town" inside a Garment District Dunkin Donuts pastry case, frolicking over the baked goods with joyous abandon. Mother Nature breathes life into the winter-scarred earth once more! [ more › ]        
    on April 3, 2014     Source: Gothamist

Quotes

  1. "One of the most remarkable things about yesterday was not just the fact of the (power-sharing) institutions being up and running, but also what you might call the atmospherics, which were really good as an augury for the future," Blair said.
    on May 9, 2007 By: Tony Blair Source: Washington Post

  2. "I believe 65 per cent of German manufacturing companies already have a presence in India and another 30 per cent plan to come there. This is a good augury for expanded cooperation between us in future," Singh told a gathering here of top German...
    on Apr 24, 2006 By: Manmohan Singh Source: Hindu

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