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augurs a new era
  indicate or predict the future
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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)
  • The Augurs have never explained why they only choose one girl per generation for Blackcliff.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • The dead are not superstitious, not as a rule, but they watched her as a Roman Augur might have watched the sacred crows circle, seeking wisdom, seeking a clue.
    Neil Gaiman  --  The Graveyard Book

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  • Overall, the night seemed to augur strange things.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Water is Wide
  • Just a centurion, an augur, and a humble priest doing his best to serve the gods.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • DANFORTH, thinks, glances at Mary, then back to Abigail: Children, a very augur bit will now be turned into your souls until your honesty is proved.
    Arthur Miller  --  The Crucible
  • I like to hear you speak thus, and I augur well for Edmond from it.
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • I was delighted at the sight, and it augured well, I thought, for the success of my maize plantation.
    Johann Wyss  --  The Swiss Family Robinson
  • Amongst any other population, or at a later period in the history of New England, the grim rigidity that petrified the bearded physiognomies of these good people would have augured some awful business in hand.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter

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  • [2] One of the seven kings who besieged Thebes, augur and prophet.
    Dante Alighieri  --  Dante’s Inferno
  • For in the queendom’s long history, no one had ever jumped into the Heart Crystal and no one knew what it augured for the future.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • We are two augurs.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • The old augur Halitherses has no doubt, and neither have we: they stand for the return of Odysseus and the doom of the suitors.
    Homer  --  The Odyssey
  • —was a question, however, which did not augur much.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • The camp augur we’re going to meet, Octavian, he’s a legacy, descendant of Apollo.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • He put a post-hole augur down through the subsoil to test and feel and smell the under earth.
    John Steinbeck  --  East of Eden
  • At breakfast-time my sister declared her intention of going to town with us, and being left at Uncle Pumblechook’s and called for "when we had done with our fine ladies"—a way of putting the case, from which Joe appeared inclined to augur the worst.
    Charles Dickens  --  Great Expectations
  • Between the weather and the Montenegrins’ defeat, it didn’t augur well for our own summit assault, scheduled to get under way in less than six hours.
    Jon Krakauer  --  Into Thin Air
  • "Do you think he drowned himself?" said Nancy, almost wondering that her husband should be so deeply shaken by what had happened all those years ago to an unloved brother, of whom worse things had been augured.
    George Eliot  --  Silas Marner
  • Crawley and his wife both of them augured evil from the continued presence of Mrs. Bute.
    William Makepeace Thackeray  --  Vanity Fair
  • Me sits there with his augur’s rod of ash, in borrowed sandals, by day beside a livid sea, unbeheld, in violet night walking beneath a reign of uncouth stars.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • He will not use His past experience, like a man of sense, To judge the present need, but lends an ear To any croaker if he augurs ill.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • CHAPTER 11 The morrow brought a very sober-looking morning, the sun making only a few efforts to appear, and Catherine augured from it everything most favourable to her wishes.
    Jane Austen  --  Northanger Abbey
  • The colonnade above him made him think vaguely of an ancient temple and the ashplant on which he leaned wearily of the curved stick of an augur.
    James Joyce  --  A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man
  • If I could have supposed that my aunt had recounted these particulars for my especial behoof, and as a piece of confidence in me, I should have felt very much distinguished, and should have augured favourably from such a mark of her good opinion.
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • From the exterior of George’s Shooting Gallery, and the long entry, and the bare perspective beyond it, Allan Woodcourt augurs well.
    Charles Dickens  --  Bleak House
  • Few augured the possibility that the encounter could terminate well for the Disinherited Knight, yet his courage and gallantry secured the general good wishes of the spectators.
    Sir Walter Scott  --  Ivanhoe
  • Ladders were put up against the corner posts and holes augured into them.
    David Baldacci  --  Wish You Well
  • Boldwood augured ill from that sign.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • And that was the first time Byron remembered that he had ever thought how a man’s name, which is supposed to be just the sound for who he is, can be somehow an augur of what he will do, if other men can only read the meaning in time.
    William Faulkner  --  Light in August
  • From the first she had augured ill of Mme. Regina’s consenting to include a fashionable apprentice among her workers.
    Edith Wharton  --  The House of Mirth
  • Kim relaxed, as one augur must when he meets another.
    Rudyard Kipling  --  Kim
  • I shall do well; The people love me, and the sea is mine; My powers are crescent, and my auguring hope Says it will come to the full.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • Deerslayer knew not whether to rejoice in or to mourn over this cautious delay, for, if it augured security to his associates, it foretold destruction to the feeble and innocent.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Deerslayer
  • The Countess was less talked of in these days; but Mrs. Touchett augured no good of that: it only proved how she had been talked of before.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volumes 1 & 2
  • Another burst of tears; but in spite of that burst, and in spite of that great black word miserable, which served to introduce it, Sir Thomas began to think a little relenting, a little change of inclination, might have something to do with it; and to augur favourably from the personal entreaty of the young man himself.
    Jane Austen  --  Mansfield Park
  • Lightly to admit conduct in one of your own family that would force you to alter your will, had never been the way of the Dodsons; and though Mrs. Glegg had always augured ill of Maggie’s future at a time when other people were perhaps less clear-sighted, yet fair play was a jewel, and it was not for her own friends to help to rob the girl of her fair fame, and to cast her out from family shelter to the scorn of the outer world, until she had become unequivocally a family disgrace.
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • …or signature: You will notice how I insult neither of us by claiming this to be a voice from the defeated even, let alone from the dead In fact, if I were a philosopher I should deduce and derive a curious and apt commentary on the times and augur of the future from this letter which you now bold in your hands—a sheet of notepaper with, as you can see, the best of French watermarks dated seventy years ago, salvaged (stolen if you will) from the gutted mansion of a ruined aristocrat;…
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • 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…
    Charles Dickens  --  Nicholas Nickleby
  • Should they accuse you of breeding hatred, call you augur-nosed, are you prepared?
    Henry Roth  --  Call It Sleep
  • Had ye but lanterns, I would say ye were augurs.
    Lew Wallace  --  Ben Hur
  • It was that freak Octavian, the augur from Camp Jupiter, who was always screaming for war.
    Rick Riordan  --  The House of Hades
  • Milly began to dread the issue, though the breaking up of this outfit augured well for her.
    Zane Grey  --  The Thundering Herd
  • As augur, you should burn an offering to thank the gods for bringing Jason back to us safely.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Mark of Athena
  • Theodore Roosevelt’s New Nationalism speech in Kansas augured ill for President Taft, whatever that meant.
    Ouida Sebestyen  --  Words by Heart
  • The Countess was less talked of in these days; but Mrs. Touchett augured no good of that: it only proved how she had been talked of before.
    Henry James  --  The Portrait of a Lady - Volume 2
  • Carley strolled out of hearing, sure of two things—that she felt rather sorry for Stanton, and that his course of love did not augur well for smooth running.
    Zane Grey  --  The Call of the Canyon
  • The combination of last night’s events, too much sun today and excessive amounts of alcohol this evening, will augur a great deal of guilt in the morning.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Ultimatum
  • And truly I thought they were great things, painted to remark the end of an age and the beginning of something so different only a vision such as this might suffice to augur it.
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
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