good omen

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good omen

A sign, either real or imagined, of good fortune or a propitious outcome. I saw a dove on my windowsill this morning; I'd say it's a good omen for the rest of my day. I think the way our conversation ended is a good omen for where our relationship is headed.
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A CROW was jealous of the Raven, because he was considered a bird of good omen and always attracted the attention of men, who noted by his flight the good or evil course of future events.
Telemachus took this speech as of good omen and rose at once, for he was bursting with what he had to say.
The old figure stirred me as it had never done before and seemed a good omen for the winter.
The agreeable character of the trip by sea was regarded as a good omen of the probable issue of the trip through the air.
It is a good omen for youth, and hope, and beauty when they find themselves in this place, and don't know what's to come of it.
Thanks to thee, Mopo, it is a good omen," he answered.
they are always flying in thy wake; birds of good omen, too, but not to all; --look here, they burn; but thou--thou liv'st among them without a scorch.
This was considered a good omen, and little short of miraculous.
As I hummed this nonsense, a trout at least three pounds in weight, whom you would know again anywhere, leapt a yard out of the water, and I took it, in my absurd, sun-soaked heart, as a good omen, as though he had said, "Follow and see.
Sunshine and laughter were good omens for a pleasure party, and soon a lively bustle began in both houses.
He termed the re-inclusion of Qumi Watan Party in the KP Government as a good omen for progress and development of the province.
Three-year-olds have the best strike-rate in this race over recent times and that's a good omen for THIRD TIME LUCKY, who has already won four times this season, which is another good omen just like the first film of the same name.
And he's hoping victory will prove a good omen again.
QUEEN'S PARK skipper Tony Quinn is hoping having Arbroath and East Fife in the play-offs is a good omen.
The meeting described speedy development work in B and C blocks of Journalist Colony as a good omen.