The three elections were all about the same thing—hope for this new future the Obama coalition seemed to augur, or fear of it.
Maybe it is even true, though their absence on June 24 does not augur well.
And they augur badly for the overall effort, revealing the deep level of distrust the Turkish president harbors for the West.
Whether that could augur a civil war in the country remains to be seen.
That does not augur well for dealing with the growing economic hardship.
The elder was an invalid, who never held any office except that of augur, and died at an early age.
Chipping it with an adze, and boring it with an augur, to ascertain its quality.
Az a general thing, the bigger the augur iz, the bigger the hole, unless you bore into a mill pond.
In so far their suggestion would not augur well for the execution.
Bore ten holes (with a 1/4-inch augur) equi-distant apart through the 20-foot strips and the 10-foot strip under them.
1540s, from Latin augur, a religious official in ancient Rome who foretold events by interpreting omens, perhaps originally meaning "an increase in crops enacted in ritual," in which case it probably is from Old Latin *augos (genitive *augeris) "increase," and is related to augere "increase" (see augment). The more popular theory is that it is from Latin avis "bird," because the flights, singing, and feeding of birds, along with entrails from bird sacrifices, were important objects of divination (cf. auspicious). In that case, the second element would be from garrire "to talk."
c.1600, from augur (n.). Related: Augured; auguring.