Augury

Definition of Augury

Au´gu`ry
n.1.The art or practice of foretelling events by observing the actions of birds, etc.; divination.
2.An omen; prediction; prognostication; indication of the future; presage.
From their flight strange auguries she drew.
- Drayton.
He resigned himself . . . with a docility that gave little augury of his future greatness.
- Prescott.
3.A rite, ceremony, or observation of an augur.

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adumbration, anticipation, astrology, auspice, betokening, betokenment, boding, clairvoyance, crystal ball, crystal gazing, divination, divining, foreshadow, foreshadowing, foreshowing, foretoken, foretokening, fortunetelling, haruspication, haruspicy, horoscopy, indicant, indication, mantic, mantology, omen, palm-reading, palmistry, portent, prefiguration, preindication, premonition, premonitory shiver, premonitory sign, premonitory symptom, presage, presentiment, presignifying, prognostic, prognostication, promise, pythonism, shadow, sign, soothsay, sorcery, token, tokening, type
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