About six o’clock in the afternoon Mrs Nickleby was thrown into a great flutter of spirits by the long-expected knock at the door, nor was this flutter at all composed by the audible tread of two pair of boots in the passage, which Mrs Nickleby augured, in a breathless state, must be ’the two Mr Cheerybles;’ as it certainly was, though not the two Mrs Nickleby expected, because it was Mr Charles Cheeryble, and his nephew, Mr Frank, who made a thousand apologies for his intrusion, which…
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augurs a new era
The drifting apart of Belgium’s linguistic communities could augur the end for a country once hailed as a model of compromise and coexistence.
Time Magazine by Leo Cendrowicz, Dec. 05, 2007 -- A Belgian Divorce? -- http://www.time.com/time/world/article/0,8599,1691590,00.html(retrieved 08/06/09)