When he ended Vieux Carré with the stage direction, “The house is empty now,” Lahr somberly terms it “an augury and an epitaph.”
This incident of his infancy was accepted as an augury of his maturity, and he did not belie it.
The words had come to her as the interpretation of an augury, the fulfilment of a promise.
Divination as practised by means of augury was a rite of the first importance among the Babylonians and Assyrians.
They knew not that it was an augury of the fateful tragedy at the gates of Spain.
It was afterwards repaired, and made use of for a place of augury: and its situation was close to the temple of Amon.
Kitty observed it instantly, and she drew an augury of evil from it.
I had felt there was a mysterious meaning in that moment, and in that flight of dim-seen birds an augury of ill-omen for my life.
A more precise method of augury is the "Sortes Apostolorum."
augury had promised it to him; my mother knew this, and shared his ambition.
late 14c., "divination from the flight of birds," from Old French augure "divination, soothsaying, sorcery, enchantment," or directly from Latin augurium "divination, the observation and interpretation of omens" (see augur). Figurative sense of "omen, portent, indication" is from 1797 (also often in plural as auguries).