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augury
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Oliver Twist
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  • ’Well,’ said the undertaker’s wife, when Oliver had finished his supper: which she had regarded in silent horror, and with fearful auguries of his future appetite: ’have you done?’

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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.
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  • The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavourable augury from my manner.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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