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bad omen

A sign, either real or imagined, of ill fortune or catastrophe in the future. It was a bad omen when my girlfriend broke up with me the day before my final exams. All of the recent natural disasters are a bad omen for the future of the planet.
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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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The OMEN X 65 Big Format Gaming Display with NVIDIA G-SYNC is a next-generation big format gaming display for the home featuring a 4K UHD 65-inch diagonal display.
OMEN by HP is one of the fastest growing major PC gaming brands today, and at Games Con, we took the opportunity to demonstrate how our latest OMEN portfolio delivers at the highest level in terms of design, form-factor, engineering and performance.
Still, the HP Omen desktop looks cool in its own understated way.
According to Asetek by utilising its liquid cooling, OMEN X's thermal management allows customers to get the highest possible performance out of their high-end gaming rig without immersion breaking noise.
In an effort to enhance the gaming experience, HP is partnering with SteelSeries to release OMEN branded peripherals such as headsets, keyboards, gaming mice and mouse pads.
Besides these, HP also announced new Omen branded peripherals, which are being made in partnership with Steelseries.
Omen's decision to invest in a project in Richmond, Indiana, was taken to fulfill the commitments to our American clients of localizing Omen's production, constructing a modernized facility near our customers and offering close support while minimizing supply chain risks," said Gabi Rezinovsky, vice president of business development, Omen Casting Group.
The omens were probably constructed by various means, including applying various rules concerning numbers, directions, and colors which we find throughout the omen tradition, with this connection in mind, and it is not necessary to conclude that the connection between any given protasis and apodosis was drawn from an observation that on some occasion one did indeed follow the other.
The HP Omen is powered by the impressive Nvidia GeForce GTX 860M GPU with 4GB of VRAM.
Tim Vaughan has high hopes for The Omen today at Ffos Las
Al-Sisi's election is not a good omen for a civil state.
Damian was, like Damien in The Omen horror movies, the satanic puppet by Gordon's side, the Antichrist in the devilish hellfire of spin-doctoring.
THE JD( U) has raised objection to the construction of a gigantic iron statue of late Sardar Vallabhai Patel in Narendra Modiruled Gujarat, saying that it is an affront to the great leader as the metal is considered to be a symbol of bad omen.
ISLAMABAD -- Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has expressed the hope that Mamnoon Hussein's election as president would serve as a good omen for the people of smaller provinces.
Here he examines the second half of the weather section of the Assyro-Babylonian omen series Enuma Anu Enlil.