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augur well/badly/ill

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishaugur well/badly/illaugur well/badly/illSUCCESSFUL formal to be a sign that something will be successful or unsuccessful syn bode Today’s announcement of 300 redundancies does not augur well for the local economy. augur
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augur well/badly/illThat, at least, augured well.It hardly augurs well - especially as none of them have won an international in Paris.Enjoyment of one's past job does not augur well for contentment in the role of housewife.Such potential augurs well for the 1990s.That augured well for the day.This augurs well for the future and underlines the truth that music as a universal language is an important resource for ecumenism.In another development that does not augur well for transatlantic trade, Zoellick formally asked the U.S.
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