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 Meanings and Examples of AUGURY
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augury
 n.  sign of something coming; art or practice of foretelling events by signs or omens
Classic Sentence:
1  For I declare to thee thy comrades are restored, thy fleet driven back into safety by the shifted northern gales, except my parents were pretenders, and unavailing the augury they taught me.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK FIRST
2  To this Juturna adds a yet stronger impulse, and high in heaven shews a sign more potent than any to confuse Italian souls with delusive augury.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TWELFTH
3  He was not bound, nor had they made any attempt to handcuff him; this seemed a good augury.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 8. The Chateau D'If.
4  The magistrate observed me with a keen eye and of course drew an unfavourable augury from my manner.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 21
5  Then a cry of vengeance burst at once, as it might be, from the united lips of the nation; a frightful augury of their ruthless intentions.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 30
6  This smile appeared to d'Artagnan to be of bad augury.
The Three Musketeers By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In 39 A VISION
7  The tribute paid by the President and his Cabinet to your work was none too high, and forms a most encouraging augury, I think, for the future prosperity of your institution.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter XVII.
8  He reminds me how often the same accidents have happened to other navigators who have attempted this sea, and in spite of myself, he fills me with cheerful auguries.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 24
Example Sentence:
1  He interpreted the departure of the birds as an augury of evil.