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  • noun Plural form of omen.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of omen.

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Examples

  • It was not that he was the direct victim of these phantasms; but he believed in omens and thought - transference, and he deemed these dream-robbers to be the astral projection of real personages who happened at those particular moments, no matter where they were in the flesh, to be harboring designs, in the spirit, upon his wealth.

    THE MAN WITH THE GASH

  • It may be observed that the superstition of naming by omens is in no way obsolete.

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • The long term omens were never good: Patientline floated in March 2001 at 175p, just as the dotcom bubble burst.

    Archive 2008-02-01

  • The long term omens were never good: Patientline floated in March 2001 at 175p, just as the dotcom bubble burst.

    Patientline's Prognosis

  • And for those who believe in omens, consider: the last three most outstanding players of the Final Four have been established senior leaders.

    USATODAY.com - Experience vs. youth with talent in common

  • It was not that he was the direct victim of these phantasms; but he believed in omens and thought - transference, and he deemed these dream-robbers to be the astral projection of real personages who happened at those particular moments, no matter where they were in the flesh, to be harboring designs, in the spirit, upon his wealth.

    The Man With the Gash

  • The Countess Berniti seemed collected within herself Matilda was confused and apprehensive; the Count De Bouville distracted with doubts, drew unfavourable omens from the looks of the mother and daughter, and therefore was very silent.

    The Castle of Wolfenbach

  • Anchialus was the last term of his progress by sea and land; he solicited, without success, a miraculous answer to his nocturnal prayers; his mind was confounded by the death of a favorite horse, the encounter of a wild boar, a storm of wind and rain, and the birth of a monstrous child; and he forgot that the best of omens is to unsheathe our sword in the defence of our country.

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

  • President Frederick Chiluba began his first day in his new term of office Friday, but the omens are a lot less promising now than they were when he first came to power five years ago as Africa's new role model of a democratic leader.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Essays, vol.ii. p. 418.] 92 They still retained the monopoly of the vain but lucrative science, which had been invented in Hetruria; and professed to derive their knowledge of signs and omens from the ancient books of Tarquitius, a Tuscan sage.] 93 Clambant hinc inde candidati

    The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire

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