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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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References in classic literature ?
She could do good, if not noble, work as a teacher; and the success her little sketches were beginning to meet with in certain editorial sanctums augured well for her budding literary dreams.
Thatcher's visit to France today got off to an excellent start before it even began, as President Giscardd' Estaing's staff studied her speech in Birmingham last Satruday and decided it augured well for a renewal of the Entente Cordiale (Sylvia Barnes cables form Paris).
George Hughes, the chair of the sale committee, was delighted by the huge demand for rams that augured well for the main sale on September 22.
This week has augured well for the October," added George.
STELLA Havard, chairman of the Wales and West Harness Racing Association, said the sale augured well for the future of the sport.
The dynamics of the rally augured well for the market.
Jaap Poll continued, "The discovery augured well for Avenue as it holds a 45% interest not only in the new oil field, but also in the remainder of the Karakilise Licenses, which contain based on current seismic information, at least four undrilled structures in the vicinity of the Karakilise-1 oil discovery.