auspicious

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj auspicious auguring favorable circumstances and good luck "an auspicious beginning for the campaign"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Auspicious Favoring; favorable; propitious; -- applied to persons or things. "Thy auspicious mistress.""Auspicious gales."
    • Auspicious Having omens or tokens of a favorable issue; giving promise of success, prosperity, or happiness; predicting good; as, an auspicious beginning. "Auspicious union of order and freedom."
    • Auspicious Prosperous; fortunate; as, auspicious years. "Auspicious chief."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • auspicious Of good omen; betokening success, or a favorable issue; prognosticating good; favorable.
    • auspicious Prosperous; fortunate: applied to persons.
    • auspicious Favorable; kind; propitious: applied to persons or things.
    • auspicious Showing joy; happy.
    • auspicious Synonyms Bright, golden, lucky, promising. See propitious.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Auspicious having good auspices or omens of success: favourable: fortunate: propitious
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
See Auspice
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Fr.—L. auspiciumauspex, auspicis, a bird-seer, from avis, a bird, specĕre, to observe.

Usage

In literature:

Thus auspiciously was commenced this new connexion.
"An Eye for an Eye" by Anthony Trollope
Just here, I congratulate the spirit of William McKinley upon its auspicious flight to the spirit world.
"Wit, Humor, Reason, Rhetoric, Prose, Poetry and Story Woven into Eight Popular Lectures" by George W. Bain
You feel that it is in the midst of the arts, and under an auspicious sky that this melodious, and highly-coloured language has been formed.
"Corinne, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Mme de Stael
Every thing looked well and auspiciously.
"A Bibliographical, Antiquarian and Picturesque Tour in France and Germany, Volume Two" by Thomas Frognall Dibdin
Signed and sealed, on the fourth day of the eighty-ninth moon of your majesty's auspicious reign.
"Gulliver's Travels" by Jonathan Swift
Surely no monarch ever began to reign under more auspicious skies.
"Atmâ" by Caroline Augusta Frazer
But auspicious as was the commencement of this alliance, soon grave causes of complaint arose.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 18, No. 110, December, 1866" by Various
I made a short speech on takin the chair, congratulatin em on the auspicious event wich called us together.
"“Swingin Round the Cirkle.”" by Petroleum V. Nasby
In celebration of this auspicious event, the Russian Consul kept open house, everyone who could muster decent apparel being admitted.
"Herzegovina" by George Arbuthnot
Not the most auspicious sign, thought Ramabai.
"The Adventures of Kathlyn" by Harold MacGrath
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In poetry:

LET's to Bethlehem all advance,
With song, with merriment, and dance,
And see the blest Redeemer, born
To us, on this auspicious morn.
"Let Us Go To Bethlehem " by Rees Prichard
Becalmed upon the sea of Thought,
Still unattained the land it sought,
My mind, with loosely-hanging sails,
Lies waiting the auspicious gales.
"In The Harbour: Becalmed" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
Then, bend thy head, sweet morning flow'r!
I grieve to see thee look so gay!
Close thy soft wings against the show'r,
And wait a more auspicious day!
"Youth Unsuspicious Of Evil" by Matilda Betham
To give the mournful nations joy
Restore them thy auspicious light,
Great Sun! with radiant beams destroy
Those clouds which keep thee from our sight.
"An Ode - Presented To The King, On His Majesty's Arrival In Holland, After The Queen's Death" by Matthew Prior
But hush!—from this auspicious hour
The world, I ween, may rest in peace,
And, robb'd of darts, and stript of power,
Thy peevish petulance decrease.
"Anacreontic" by William Shenstone
'Twas on these Downs the Belgian Hero spread
His ardent Legions in auspicious hours,
Ere to Ierne's hostile shores he led
To deathless glory their embattled Powers.
"Hoyle Lake" by Anna Seward

In news:

Chef John Rivera Sedlar makes auspicious return.
This is not an auspicious fortune to find in your cookie, especially if you're an ambitious, overwrought, all-destination-no-journey kind of high-school senior obsessed with going to Princeton.
In what is looking to be a very auspicious Year of the Rat for South Korean giant Samsung, industry analysts are predicting a massive spike in global demand for plasma display panel (PDP) televisions.
A disagreement over which location was the most auspicious as a burial place for their late father has brought two feuding brothers to the prosecutors' office.
The January post-holiday slump doesn't usually make for auspicious Broadway debuts.
On the other hand, if life is auspicious enough that most people can attain success and only a few are impoverished despite the existence of private charity, then there is no problem.
BOARD THE MAYFLOWER II, June 24 — The 102 passengers who set sail on the original Mayflower on Sept 6, 1620, did not have such an auspicious send-off.
A family that fell on hard times last month is getting by with heaps of support from their community, and an auspicious contest win.
The widely popular, bar-centric, uber-nerdy "Nerd Nite" makes its auspicious East Bay debut.
From its auspicious location on the east bank of Amsterdam's Amstel River, the Amstel Intercontinental Hotel, in a glorious building that dates from 1867, has played host to royalty, rock stars, the cinema's elite and the world's legends.
Arriving eight years after his auspicious debut (Fool on the Hill), Ruff's second novel is a gargantuan but uneven tome: a tripartite, SF roller-coaster satirizing the horrors of our nascent technocracy.
NOW is not an auspicious time to be an underfunded American in Europe, especially if you're an underfunded American in possession of that hallmark of our countrymen today, an oversized appetite.
What more auspicious time to release a film about the president who served during the Civil War than these insecure, battle-weary times of ours.
The world debut of solar-powered Solar Impulse airplane could hardly have happened in less auspicious weather conditions.
It seemed, at the time, like an auspicious moment.
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In science:

Furthermore, second-class identities (46) and (47) will become auspicious at the quantum level since they enclose important operator identities.
Ostrogradski approach for the Regge-Teitelboim type cosmology
The fact that these EGRET AGN all had flat spectra with little sign of a flattening above 10 GeV was auspicious for TeV astronomy.
Extragalactic Sources of TeV Gamma Rays: A Summary
While recent progress clearly warrants this review, the year 2007 presents an auspicious occasion for an overview of dark clouds.
Cold Dark Clouds: The Initial Conditions for Star Formation
The results for eigenvalues, shown in Table 3, are slightly less auspicious.
Optimal rank-based testing for principal components
From this perspective B-meson decays offer a particularly auspicious way to study CP violation because the requisite quark mixing effects are all of O (λ 3 ), and CP violation can appear without suppression from intergenerational mixing.
Implications of Standard-Model flavor violation for new physics searches
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