But adventures are to the adventurous; and surely this one had started off propitiously enough!
Everything seemed to be going on so propitiously that Dainty cast her dismal forebodings to the winds.
My first night in this dismal and strangely ordered house had opened anything but propitiously.
As if specially for the occasion, there came three days of delightful May weather with a propitiously quiet atmosphere.
After that the political relations of the two States seemed about to shape themselves most propitiously.
Everything went on propitiously, until, in an hour of woe, it was discovered that the infant Princess could not speak!
Matters had thus far gone so propitiously that he wanted every knot in the tangle straightened out.
Ye shades of Poland's slaughtered sons, look on propitiously.
As the day had begun so propitiously we sat down and had a decent breakfast.
Marjorie's first day of school had begun far from propitiously.
mid-15c., from Anglo-French propicius, Old French propicius "gracious, favorable, useful" (12c., Modern French propice) and directly from Latin propitius "favorable, kind, gracious, well-disposed" (see propitiation). Earlier English form was propice, from Old French propice. Related: Propitiously.