…impossible to let himself down or effect an entrance except by sheer force or cleaving a passage; so drawing his sword he began to demolish and cut away the brambles at the mouth of the cave, at the noise of which a vast multitude of crows and choughs flew out of it so thick and so fast that they knocked Don Quixote down; and if he had been as much of a believer in augury as he was a Catholic Christian he would have taken it as a bad omen and declined to bury himself in such a place.
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Once again (I speak now from the vantage point of hindsight) Nathan was dealing in small auguries of the world to come.
William Styron -- Sophie’s Choice
The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavourable augury from my manner.