Definitions

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  • adj. Full of augury; foreboding.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of augury; foreboding.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Predicting; foretelling; foreboding.

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Examples

  • Looking at the thing in this light, we derive extreme consolation from the final augurous words of our last citation -- "pallentem morte futurâ" -- which we oppose with confidence to the appalling final prophecy of Pope, and believe that the goddess is, as the nymphs were said to be, exceedingly long-lived, but not immortal.

    Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 58, Number 358, August 1845

  • The lonely woman looked upward, appealingly, and there upon the wall she met -- not as formerly, the gleaming, augurous, inexorable eyes of the Cimbrian Prophetess -- but the pitying God's gaze of Titian's

    St. Elmo

  • The lonely woman looked upward, appealingly, and there upon the wall she met -- not as formerly, the gleaming, augurous, inexorable eyes of the Cimbrian Prophetess -- but the pitying God's gaze of Titian's Jesus.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

  • But no living thing confronted her -- the tall, bent figure of the Cimbri Prophetess gleamed ghostly white upon the wall, and the bright blue augurous eyes seemed to count the dripping blood-drops; and the unbroken, solemn silence of night brooded over all things, hushing even the chime of sheep-bells, that had died away among the elm arches.

    St. Elmo. A Novel.

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