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inauspicious
used in The House of the Seven Gables

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Definition
not auspicious; i.e., showing signs that things will go poorly
  • One inauspicious circumstance there was, which awakened a hardly concealed displeasure in the breasts of a few of the more punctilious visitors.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (31% in)
  • And, therefore, since we have been unfortunate enough to introduce our heroine at so inauspicious a juncture, we would entreat for a mood of due solemnity in the spectators of her fate.
    Chapter 2 — The Little Shop-Window (71% in)
  • Nevertheless, whether or no it were entirely owing to the inauspicious commencement of their acquaintance, she still acted under a certain reserve, which was by no means customary to her frank and genial nature.
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (29% in)
  • In fact (not to attribute the whole gloom of sky and earth to the one inauspicious circumstance of Phoebe's departure), an easterly storm had set in, and indefatigably apply itself to the task of making the black roof and walls of the old house look more cheerless than ever before.
    Chapter 15 — The Scowl and Smile (1% in)

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