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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.
See also: bad, omen

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.
See also: good, omen
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But I do have an answer to the first question I asked myself: According to Google's Ngram viewer, in books published between 1820 and 2000 the phrase "good omen" was more common than "bad omen," with the notable exception of 1825-1835.
The fun is part of what drew Tennant to "Good Omens." "I just read the script and went 'This is delicious,'" Tennant said.
In Leitch's terms, Good Omens may be seen as a mixture of "revision" (106) and "(meta)commentary" (111).
The bulk of the book contains editions of Enuma Anu Enlil tablets 44-49 and related texts, including commentary texts and Neo-Assyrian letters and reports which cite the omens. For each reconstructed Enuma Anu Enlil tablet, Gehlken gives a short introduction, including a catalogue of the sources he has used to produce a composite edition, an overview of the content of the tablet, and a summary of related texts.
"Counting with Paula" is a 60 x 11' CG animated series created and produced in HD1080 for 3 to 6 year olds by award-winning animation studio Omens Studios.
Nevertheless it may be possible to invoke equally unassailable work which shows that divine intervention of this kind is not an invariable Bornean norm--albeit the absence of it need not, indeed, deprive omens of an innate causal power of their own.
Oxford Dictionary Of Superstitions is a no-nonsense, definitive reference to superstitions ranging from spells, cures, and rituals to taboos, charms and omens. Entries are arranged alphabetically by subject; each listing presents a handful of historical citations that offer evidence of the belief.
And, talking of good omens for Walter, it's good to see Alan Brazil banging in the goals again.
LONDON Terry Gilliam will direct the $50 million comic fantasy "Good Omens," and Nicholas Hytner will helm the $25 million romantic thriller "Los Alamos" for Renaissance Films.
I'm not one to believe much in omens. In the past, I've seen a number of companies throw huge parties to celebrate their success, only to nosedive into oblivion in the following months.
EVERY episode of David Tennant's blockbuster new TV series Good Omens is to be shown on the big screen next month - for free.
Good Omens, which was announced in August 2017, is based on the novel Good Omens: The Nice And Accurate Prophecies Of Agnes Nutter, Witch, co-written by Sir Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman.
Mad Men star Jon Hamm will play Archangel Gabriel - the primary messenger of God - in BBC Two and Amazon drama Good Omens. The six-part adaptation of the bestselling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett is currently in production and will premiere on Amazon Prime Video in 2019 before being screened by the BBC.
LINE Of Duty's Daniel Mays and Sherlock actress Sian Brooke have been added to the star-studded cast of Amazon Prime Video's forthcoming series Good Omens.