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inauspicious
used in The Scarlet Letter

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Definition
not auspicious; i.e., showing signs that things will go poorly
  • Finding it so directly on the threshold of our narrative, which is now about to issue from that inauspicious portal, we could hardly do otherwise than pluck one of its flowers, and present it to the reader.
    Chapter 1 -- The Prison Door (90% in)
  • Luther, according to the scandal of his monkish enemies, was a brat of that hellish breed; nor was Pearl the only child to whom this inauspicious origin was assigned among the New England Puritans.
    Chapter 6 -- Pearl (**% in)

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