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augury
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The Aeneid
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  • Let not my pray’rs a doubtful answer find; But in clear auguries unveil thy mind.’
  • Dire auguries from hence the Trojans draw; Till neither fires nor shining shores they saw.
  • Now take this earnest of success, for more: Your scatter’d fleet is join’d upon the shore; The winds are chang’d, your friends from danger free; Or I renounce my skill in augury.
  • At length he rais’d his cheerful head, and spoke: "The pow’rs," said he, "the pow’rs we both invoke, To you, and yours, and mine, propitious be, And firm our purpose with their augury!

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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.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein

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