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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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bode well for (someone or something)

To seem indicative of a favorable outcome. This phrase is often used in the negative to suggest the opposite. Sunny weather bodes well for our flight leaving on time. Being late to a job interview does not bode well for you getting hired.
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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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bode somehow for someone or something

to foretell or portend fortune or misfortune for someone or something. (Typically with ill or well.) Things do not bode well for the stock market. Things do not bode well for your future at this job.
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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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On his return Bode used his new knowledge to create, he explains, a "new Sakoba".
While remaining true to its African roots this new Sakoba began to take on a post-modern aspect, "post-traditional", Bode likes to term it.
Then through introductions by connections in the Arts Council Bode was invited by the Dean of Faculty of Arts and Architecture, at the University of California, Los Angeles, to be a visiting dance professor.
While there, Bode was introduced to the film star Jamie Lee Curtis.
Bode was also invited to perform as a special guest choreographer at the 9th Annual American Choreography Awards and has been invited to perform with Sakoba at the 44th Annual Holiday Celebration in Los Angeles.
On return to London in 2003 Bode received a number of inquires from Janet Archer, then director at an exciting project at Dance City in Newcastle.
Won over by the vibrancy of the area and the support for arts in the region, Bode moved Sakoba and himself up to Newcastle in 2003.
I want to educate people through dance," Bode enthuses, "not just African dance but dance itself.
The High Priest then took Bode inside a temple and gave him a sacred name.
Bode says that currently he is developing his own technique for Sakoba.
Bode has already trained two people in the technique, demonstrated in his latest work Tiiwa Tiiwa (It's Ours) earlier this year, and is in talks to establish his private dance school.
Luckily for the North-East Bode thinks the region is the perfect place for his school.
Bode hopes to start the school as early as next year - and it means this travelling man will be rooted here for at least another few years.
Bode still loves his homeland, more than any other place he has lived in.
Despite the distance Bode speaks to his parents three times a week and to his son Ayo Deji, 16.