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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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Last week, Augur officially relaunched The Department, the office scheme inside part of the old building.
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This will augur well for job creation as it shows that the government efforts in heavy lifting in investment activities in rural areas and the push to affordable housing is finally bearing fruit," SBI said in a report drafted by SBI's Economic Research Department.
Canadian farmers liked the augur, and before long a field sprayer was added to the Versatile line, followed by a folding harrow drawbar for flexible diamond harrows.
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Augur challenged that assertion, saying her client was full of "fear and adrenaline" at the time of the altercation.
El senor Augur hizo investigaciones cientificas en Mexico durante ocho meses y estaba tan entusiasmado que pensaba quedarse a vivir entre nosotros.
"Surely I'm in a dream, and its all too wonderful for words," Ethel Augur wrote to her family in Connecticut as she approached Yellowstone Park for the first time in 1912.
I guess it does not augur well but to be honest thoughts of England are miles away."
The retailer, which is owned by Icelandic investment group B augur, operates from five regional airports in the UK, along with its iconic flagship store on Regent Street, in central London.
These anniversary articles augur an exciting year for Financial Executive, and we hope you enjoy reading about these seminal events and issues and the part that FEI has played in reacting to or even molding them.
THE dissolving of the MET partnership in the Merseytram project does not augur well for theGrosvenor development, whose success is dependent on good transport links.