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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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Usually if there's any doubt they give a free kick so I'm not sure why he gave the corner but it's kept Villa in the cup and hopefully it will be a good omen.
For instance, the would-be-mothers in Lucknow are being advised to stay indoors and not touch sharp objects during the eclipse since it is viewed as a bad omen.
THE omens are good for Cardiff - the last time they beat Narberth in the Welsh Cup they went on to reach the 2007 final.
Plus I want to win at Pittodrie as it could be a good omen for Italy's game in Scotland.
But even then there is still the possibility that the omen creatures are sent but have gained an independent power of causal action which disqualifies them from being accurately called "messengers.
acted with malice and] repeatedly said: "That omen which the Sun-god made-
8220;We anticipate an exciting year for 2012 as Midnight Omen the series develops.
THe tricycle that devil child Damien used to kill his own mother in the classic horror film The Omen is set to fetch pounds 15,000 at auction.
LAHORE, 21 March , 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- PML-N leader Khawaja Saad Rafiq has said Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani arrival in Raiwind will be a good omen for democracy.