Origin of propitious
Examples from the Web for propitiously
Everything went on propitiously, until, in an hour of woe, it was discovered that the infant Princess could not speak!Baron Bruno|Louisa Morgan
It opened most propitiously and was one of those soft, balmy September days, more like early June than autumn.The Cromptons|Mary J. Holmes
Everything seemed to be going on so propitiously that Dainty cast her dismal forebodings to the winds.Dainty's Cruel Rivals|Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
My first night in this dismal and strangely ordered house had opened anything but propitiously.Lost Man's Lane|Anna Katharine Green
Ye shades of Poland's slaughtered sons, look on propitiously.
British Dictionary definitions for propitiously
Word Origin for propitious
Word Origin and History for 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.