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With good weather and no traffic, we had an auspicious start on our journey.
  favorable; or suggestive of good things to come
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auspicious auspiciously auspiciousness
Strongly Associated with:   inauspicious, auspices
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  • With good weather and no traffic, we had an auspicious start on our journey.
  • The fortune cookie said "Today is an auspicious day for romance."
  • The talks are an auspicious development for those hoping to end conflict in the region.
  • It was an auspicious start to the season.

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  • sunrise is the most auspicious moment for magic.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • When Beautiful Moon and I turned six, Mama and Aunt sent for the diviner to find an auspicious date to begin our binding.
    Lisa See  --  Snow Flower and the Secret Fan
  • I would not take thee till the time was ripe and auspicious.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I chose an auspicious day, the third day of the third month.
    Amy Tan  --  The Joy Luck Club
  • Then go thou forth; And fortune play upon thy prosperous helm, As thy auspicious mistress!
    William Shakespeare  --  All’s Well That Ends Well
  • The remainder of my schooldays were no more auspicious than the first.
    Harper Lee  --  To Kill a Mockingbird

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  • Not the most auspicious start.
    Markus Zusak  --  The Book Thief
  • [regarding his laughing so much as a child] It seems like a rather "auspicious" beginning.
    Stephen Chbosky  --  The Perks of Being a Wallflower
  • Everything was auspicious.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Tom Sawyer
  • Quite simply, the cornerstone was set at that date and time because, among other things, the auspicious Caput Draconis was in Virgo.
    Dan Brown  --  The Lost Symbol
  • The wedding will be in Calcutta, a little over a year from now, on an auspicious January day, just as she and her husband were married nearly thirty-four years ago.
    Jhumpa Lahiri  --  The Namesake
  • It wasn’t an auspicious way to begin a war.
    Nora Roberts  --  Summer Pleasures
  • "That would be very auspicious," said Ataba.
    Terry Pratchett  --  Nation
  • But cliffs and rock shoals made that place forbidding, so I turned back, swimming off shore, and came in the end to a river, to auspicious water, with smooth beach and a rise that broke the wind.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • I find my zenith doth depend upon a most auspicious star
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • As auspicious a start as this was, it would be the high point for Monterrey.
    W. William Winokur  --  The Perfect Game
  • "Well, this is a most auspicious beginning," said Vilyak, rolling up the scroll once the signatures were complete.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • Brahma wore a purple crown, studded with pulsating amethysts, and he bore in his right hand a scepter mounted with the nine auspicious gems.
    Roger Zelazny  --  Lord of Light
  • At the time I didn’t know much about the Chief Johnson pole or the story of Raven and Fog Woman, but later I learned what an auspicious location my writing office had.
    Leslie Marmon Silko  --  Ceremony
  • O lady Fortune, stand you auspicious!
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Here stood he in the dark, his sharp sword out,
    Mumbling of wicked charms, conjuring the moon
    To stand auspicious mistress,
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • The queen chose an auspicious time for her raid into Ulster.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • We Pashtuns see this as an auspicious sign.
    Malala Yousafzai  --  I Am Malala
  • I took it to be an auspicious sign and walked in.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • This first venture outside her new home was not starting out auspiciously for Kit, but as they set out along the road she could not repress her curiosity and bouncing spirits.
    Elizabeth George Speare  --  The Witch of Blackbird Pond
  • They always said that since an especially auspicious date was chosen to hang the sign, the store has been prosperous for more than thirty years.
    Ji-Li Jiang  --  Red Scarf Girl
  • On the eve of secession, a young lawyer in Shreveport looked forward to "a great cotton slave Republic—with a future the most auspicious that ever waited on earthly government."
    James M. McPherson  --  What They Fought For - 1861-1865
  • "Christoffels, my dear associate," Father murmured in his formal, old-fashioned way, "What joy to see you on this—er—auspicious day."
    Corrie Ten Boom  --  The Hiding Place
  • Besides, the first day of August is most auspicious—the month named after my ancestor Augustus.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • Fate has indeed arranged a most auspicious coincidence.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Eldest
  • It didn’t seem a very auspicious place to start a quest.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Throne of Fire
  • CHAPTER III—THE HUNGER CRY The day began auspiciously.
    Jack London  --  White Fang
  • On the day before it, I received an official note from Wemmick, informing me that Mr. Jaggers would be glad if I would call upon him at five in the afternoon of the auspicious day.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Signed and sealed on the fourth day of the eighty-ninth moon of your majesty’s auspicious reign.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • Hester could not but ask herself whether there had not originally been a defect of truth, courage, and loyalty on her own part, in allowing the minister to be thrown into a position where so much evil was to be foreboded and nothing auspicious to be hoped.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • That, he had been the prisoner’s friend, but, at once in an auspicious and an evil hour detecting his infamy, had resolved to immolate the traitor he could no longer cherish in his bosom, on the sacred altar of his country.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • This is most auspicious.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • Civilization, especially if of the austerer sort, is auspicious to it.
    Herman Melville  --  Billy Budd
  • It chanced one morning, while Oliver’s affairs were in this auspicious and comfortable state, that Mr. Gamfield, chimney-sweep, went his way down the High Street, deeply cogitating in his mind his ways and means of paying certain arrears of rent, for which his landlord had become rather pressing.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • But the day did not close so auspiciously as it began.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • Hither, on the first morning of my so auspiciously beginning life on my own account, the oldest of the regular boys was summoned to show me my business.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • I tell thee, never will dawn a morrow so auspicious as the next, for the deliverance of the noble Saxon race.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • It was under such auspicious circumstances that she started out this morning to look for work.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  Sister Carrie
  • Compelled, as they were, to await a night sufficiently dark to favor their flight, they were obliged to defer their final attempt till that auspicious moment should arrive; their greatest dread now was lest the stone through which the sentry was doomed to fall should give way before its right time, and this they had in some measure provided against by propping it up with a small beam which they had discovered in the walls through which they had worked their way.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The time was not auspicious for his return.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • With the auspicious attention of a diamond merchant he examined the banana meticulously, dissecting it with a special scalpel, weighing the pieces on a pharmacist’s scale, and calculating its breadth with a gunsmith’s calipers.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
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Associated words [difficulty]:   auspicious [4] , inauspicious [6] , auspices [5]
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