I keep an auspicious fortune cookie message in my wallet: "All your sorrows will vanish."
It may yet live up to that hope, but it cannot be said to have begun in the most auspicious style.
The facts on the ground are anything but auspicious for America injecting itself into an intra-Arab morass.
It was an auspicious time for a 21-year-old woman to publicly document her sexual escapades and humiliations.
The timing is auspicious for such a move with the Tiananmen anniversary fast approaching.
Augustine skilfully seized the auspicious moment; she threw herself into her husband's arms, and pointed to the portrait.
Certainly it was not an auspicious beginning for Scottie Macdougal.
On this auspicious occasion the clerk of the weather had granted the hostess an especially fine day.
We have begun it under circumstances of the most auspicious nature.
And, O sinless one, listen to the auspicious words that I will now speak to thee.