absit omen

/ Latin (ˈæbsɪt ˈəʊmɛn) /

  1. may the presentiment not become real or take place

Origin of absit omen

literally: may the (evil) omen be absent

Words Nearby absit omen

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How to use absit omen in a sentence

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

    Vailima Letters | Robert Louis Stevenson
  • I am well (absit omen) and interested in what I am in—and I embrace you all.

  • They had other marks, for some were to go to the bottom—absit omen!

    Dr. Jolliffe's Boys | Lewis Hough
  • "absit omen," remarked Uncle James, and the others laughed, but his wife paid no attention to him.

    The Whirligig of Time | Wayland Wells Williams