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aw ger

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

  • Nightline's Ted Koppel--as close to an official augur as American culture has--captured the prevailing spirit when he acknowledged last week, a tad reluctantly, that Farrakhan "may .
  • 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.
  • Despite the tensions, the uneasy state of the relationship need not augur a renewed cold war.
News & Articles

  • 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Time.com via Yahoo! 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 ...
    June 19, 2013 - Time.com via Yahoo! News
Quotes

  • Jonny Wilkinson in Reuters.uk
    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...
  • Daniel Anderson in Sportinglife.com
    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....
  • Iqbal Sacranie in Times Online
    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...

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