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Date: 1500-1600
Origin: augur 'person who tells the future' (14-21 centuries), from Latin

augur

verb
     
au‧gur

augur well/badly/ill

formal to be a sign that something will be successful or unsuccessful [= bode]:
Today's announcement of 300 redundancies does not augur well for the local economy.

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