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Definition of "augury" []

  • The art, ability, or practice of auguring; divination. (noun)
  • A sign of something coming; an omen: "The chartist buys when the auguries look favorable and sells on bad omens” ( Burton G. Malkiel). (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "augury" in a sentence
  • "I hoped the augury was a true one, but there were times when I doubted."
  • "I must again call attention to the phenomenon of echo-augury, that is to say, words heard in an unlooked-for quarter, that, without an appeal to our reason, impel belief."
  • "Checked "augury" in my 1963 Webster's 7th New Collegiate Dictionary - the very same one I used in college all these years ago."