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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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He had no writing materials, so Boding committed his verses to memory, and his fellow POWs, who heard his taps, memorized them, too.
Boding recalls the first time he took control of a training plane, alongside an instructor.
Boding graduated from the academy in 1963, the same year he married his high school sweetheart, Myrna.
Ninety-six of those missions were completed without incident, until the night of Tune 1, 1966, when Boding took off in his F-4 Phantom on a mission over the mountains northeast of Hanoi.
Through their tapping, Boding and his fellow POWs were able to endure the harsh treatment.
Boding tried to lift his fellow POWs' spirits, creating compositions that were accessible, not too deep or obscure.
About three years after her husband was reported missing in action, Myrna Boding took their daughter to visit Santa Claus at a department store.
The conditions in which Boding was held became less harsh as the war continued, and be was eventually moved into facilities where be had more contact with other prisoners, including John McCain, in 1970.