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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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Augur commissioned Computer Aided Geoscience Pty Ltd ('CAG') to undertake an independent resource estimate in accordance with the JORC Code for the Randu Kuning gold-copper deposit within the Wonogiri project.
Augur told Foote that her client was sitting in the darkness of his backyard when he "saw a figure" enter the space.
The job that brought Augur west drew on her training as a teacher.
The new CMS emphasis on quality indicators in the nursing home arena might well augur a new approach, at least in that sector.
Although the youngsters are not yet old enough to play in a competitive league, last term they tackled teams from a similar age group and their results were impressive and augur well for the years to come.
Meanwhile we had to look up auger and augur in the dictionary--there are some things you can't leave overnight.
The findings augur well for the future of continuous-wear contacts, he says.
He believes that the idea of wholism, which he attributes to Afrocentricity, would augur well for a wholistic interpretation of international politics.
Meanwhile, the supply-and-demand economics created by utility deregulation augur well for coal: As the price for electricity goes down and commercial and residential customers increase their usage as a result, utilities should buy more coal - 30 percent more, by Vyas' reckoning.
Peter Jensen of the AUGUR (Eugene, Oregon), for example, recalls thinking that "we were Camus writing for Le Combat.
amp; LONDON -- Entuity[TM], a leading provider of solutions for network service management and the global developer of the Eye of the Storm([R]) (EYE) software suite, and Augur Systems, Inc.
This trend does not augur well for the future of two neighbours.
The ECHO revealed earlier this year that developer Augur had bought up the site of the failed PS160m Central village development in Lewis's and the land behind it.
Augur was awarded the tender for the project after it formed a joint venture company, Sunshine Developments (Pvt) Ltd, with the Harare City Council.