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absit omen

/ˈæbsɪt ˈəʊmɛn/
may the presentiment not become real or take place
Word Origin
literally: may the (evil) omen be absent
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  • I am well (absit omen) and interested in what I am in—and I embrace you all.

  • There is a strong undercurrent of labour trade, which gives it a kind of Uncle Tom flavour, absit omen!

    Vailima Letters Robert Louis Stevenson
  • "absit omen," remarked Uncle James, and the others laughed, but his wife paid no attention to him.

    The Whirligig of Time Wayland Wells Williams
Word Origin and History for absit omen

Latin, literally "may this omen be absent."

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