Augurate

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Augurate The office of an augur.
    • v. t. & i Augurate To make or take auguries; to augur; to predict.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • augurate To conjecture or foretell by augury; predict; act as an augur.
    • n augurate The office of augur; augurship.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. auguratus, p. p. of augurari, to augur

Usage

In literature:

The Etruscan priests who called themselves haruspices or augurs had rules for predicting the future.
"History Of Ancient Civilization" by Charles Seignobos
It was a bright, sunshiny morning and this augured well.
"Autobiography of Andrew Carnegie" by Andrew Carnegie
He is also a prophet, augur, and oracle.
"The Delight Makers" by Adolf Bandelier
With her rostrum, a delicate augur, she broaches a cask of her inexhaustible store.
"Social Life in the Insect World" by J. H. Fabre
Not all his augur's craft could now his doom arrest.
"The Aeneid of Virgil" by Virgil
This development did not augur well for the application of Christian principles to warfare.
"The War and the Churches" by Joseph McCabe
Do not these things augur a future?
"Irish Plays and Playwrights" by Cornelius Weygandt
The seats were made of rough-hewn half logs set on pegs driven in augur holes.
"The Southerner" by Thomas Dixon
The tale runs that the king, to test the augur, asked him to divine whether what he was thinking of could be done.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
I could not but augur ill for our chances of traversing a wider and wilder stream.
"Border and Bastille" by George A. Lawrence
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In poetry:

He was an Augur, quite at home
In all things present done,
Deeds past, and every act to come
In ages yet to run.
"Sir Hornbook" by Thomas Love Peacock
But thou shrieking harbinger,
Foul precurrer of the fiend,
Augur of the fever's end,
To this troop come thou not near.
"The Phoenix And The Turtle" by William Shakespeare
Swift I arose. Soft winds were stirring
The curtains of the Morn,
Auguring day, by signs unerring,
Lovely as e'er was born.
"Two Visions" by Alfred Austin
I've been told by my friends (if they do not belie me)
My promise was such as no parent would scorn;
The wise and the aged who prophesied by me
Augured nothing but good of me when I was born.
"My Birthday" by Charles Lamb
Teach us your patience, brave,
Dear flowers, till we shall dare to part like you,
Willing God's will, sure that his clock strikes true,
That his sweet day augurs a sweeter morrow,
With smiles, not sorrow.
"Time To Go" by Susan Coolidge
Your herdsmen dream;--fish take the place
Of men; on banners falcons fly,
Displacing snakes and tortoises.
The augur tells his prophecy:--
"The first betoken plenteous years; the change
Of banners shows of homes a widening range."
"The Condition Of King Seuen's Flocks" by Confucius

In news:

Nor does it make sense to emphasize the augurs for the future in our DNA when they are just part of the equation telling us what is happening, or might happen, to our bodies in time.
Oakland's 6th Annual Indie Awards Augur a Small, Lean, Local Future.
Robert Powling, a Marlboro resident, clears debris from the only bridge still standing near Augur Hole Road on Friday.
Augur Hole Road used to be known as a fairly smooth, paved two-lane road, with a legendary long, sharp curve.
Local downturn a hiccup or augur of a bleak future.
Stampede City's pampering spas augur wellness.
Warhol's Rife Photos Augur Our Crummy Era.
It used to be the New Hampshire primary that augured the chances of a candidate.
THE augurs of ancient Rome predicted fortune and ruin based on the flight and behavior of birds, believing that bird activity revealed the hidden patterns of life and the plans of the gods.
House Speaker John Boehner agreed with President Barack Obama that a bipartisan "spirit of cooperation" has been evident since the election that augurs well for talks expected to begin Friday at the White House.
For Chiefs fans, August augurs almost nothing but pain.
Europe's Lingering Crisis Augurs Badly for Its Clout .
An unhappy poll does not augur well for the future.
Europe's Lingering Crisis Augurs Badly for Its Clout.
Microsoft's acquisition of Yammer augurs a 'silent revolution' in the enterprise software market.
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In science:

This prototype matches the geometrical requirements of the ILD vertex detector and its current performances augur well for the design and fabrication in 2012 of a double-sided ladder featuring the desired material budget, O(0.3) % X0 .
Development of Single- and Double-sided Ladders for the ILD Vertex Detectors
The Earth is slightly more massive than Venus, and this augurs well for the existence of coorbiting satellite companions.
Asteroids in the Inner Solar System I - Existence
Solar-like oscillations have been convincingly observed on other stars and augur asteroseismic diagnosis that will raise stellar physics to a new level of sophistication.
Solar-type Variables
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