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omen
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Moby Dick
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  • They are accounted a lucky omen.
  • Believe ye, men, in the things called omens?
  • But only by the replacing of the cap was that omen accounted good.
  • "Aye, sir," said Starbuck drawing near, " ’tis a solemn sight; an omen, and an ill one."
  • "Are these thy Mother Carey’s chickens, Perth? they are always flying in thy wake; birds of good omen, too, but not to all;—look here, they burn; but thou—thou liv’st among them without a scorch."
  • Omen? omen?
  • Omen? omen?
  • Then as the men went forward, he muttered on: "The things called omens!

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  • He looked for an omen before going into battle.
  • that butterflies were a good omen.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist

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