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augur well for

To be a sign of good things to come. An "augur" was an oracle in ancient Rome. This rain does not augur well for our baseball game. Well, that poor performance review does not augur well for a raise.
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augur well for someone or something

to indicate or predict good things for someone or something. (Usually in the negative.) This latest economic message does not augur well for the stock market. I am afraid that this poll data does not augur well for the incumbent in the election.
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augur well for

Also, augur ill for; bode well or ill for . Have good (or bad) expectations for someone or something. For example, John's recovery from surgery augurs well for the team and The Republican victory in the Congressional elections bodes ill for affirmative action. The verb augur is derived from the Latin word for "soothsayer" (predictor of the future), a meaning perpetuated in this phrase and so used since the late 1700s. The verb bode comes from the Old English bodian, meaning "to announce or foretell," and is rarely heard today except in this idiom, which dates from about 1700.
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Caesars have always been the victims of defective augurs," I said.
The ROI that network operations centers receive from modern network management solutions like EYE is time-tested and proven," said Chris Janicki, founder and CEO of Augur Systems.
Much talked about deal with Augur Investments was signed during the prior commission appointed by Chombo to look after day-to-day affairs of Harare where in Augur Investments was also subject to over 1000 hectares of land in exchange for the construction of the road.
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There have also been several mergers and acquisitions, which augur well for the long-term growth of Chinese feed additives market.
Knights quarterback Jimmy Augur threw for 184 yards on 15 of 30 passes and a touchdown.
Those efforts augur well for the Easterby youngsters and ON THE BRINK and TUMBLING SAND are among the most forward at Great Habton.
While unemployment is still likely to increase, it is a historically healthy number, coupled with the fact that the recession is already over eight months o ld and adding to the mix that new construction is at or near historic lows, seems to augur well for a "bottom" in the not too distant future.
Nasdaq NMS: SMSI) and Augur Industries Limited, a distributor based in Burton-on-Trent, United Kingdom, have signed an agreement for Augur to distribute Smith Micro's fax and data, and video conferencing communications software.
Nicholas Paul Augur was the Bluesal man who contracted the work and who since has been giving excuses for not paying.
NEW YORK, June 29 /PRNewswire/ -- Although increases in interest rates have taken the steam out of the growth in municipal new issuance, continued infrastructure requirements augur for a strong long-term demand for tax-exempt financing.
While the above trends augur well for growth, the markets are highly price-sensitive.
95 percent of such common stock being held by Abel, (ii) issued 750,000 shares of its common stock to Augur, and (iii) paid an aggregate of $70,000 to Abel and Augur.