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3 definitions found
 for augury
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Augury \Au"gu*ry\, n.; pl. Auguries. [L. aucurium.]
     1. The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the
        actions of birds, etc.; divination.
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     2. An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the
        future; presage.
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              From their flight strange auguries she drew.
                                                    --Drayton.
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              He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave
              little augury of his future greatness. --Prescott.
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     3. A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  augury
      n 1: an event that is experienced as indicating important things
           to come; "he hoped it was an augury"; "it was a sign from
           God" [syn: augury, sign, foretoken, preindication]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  49 Moby Thesaurus words for "augury":
     adumbration, anticipation, astrology, auspice, betokening,
     betokenment, boding, clairvoyance, crystal ball, crystal gazing,
     divination, divining, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing,
     foretoken, foretokening, fortunetelling, haruspication, haruspicy,
     horoscopy, indicant, indication, mantic, mantology, omen,
     palm-reading, palmistry, portent, prefiguration, preindication,
     premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign,
     premonitory symptom, presage, presentiment, presignifying,
     prognostic, prognostication, promise, pythonism, shadow, sign,
     soothsay, sorcery, token, tokening, type
  
  

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