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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Augury  \Au"gu*ry\,  n.;  pl  {Auguries}.  [L.  aucurium.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  augury 
  n  :  an  event  that  is  experienced  as  indicating  important  things 
  to  come  "he  hoped  it  was  an  augury";  "it  was  a  sign  from 
  God"  [syn:  {sign}] 




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