Is your team losing 15-0? Has your girlfriend just slapped your face? Dude, these are auguries — signs of how things are going to work out in the future. And these two examples don't look good.

  • Pronunciation: /ˈɔɡjəri/
  • English Description: an event as apprehended
  • Chinese Translation: 前兆(qian2 zhao4)
  • Spanish Translation: augurio
  • STORY: In fact, not every augury is an ill omen, as the common phrase "augurs well for the future" suggests, but more often than not, it seems, an augury is a sign that the future will be none too rosy. Auguries are signs of what's to come, and it's wise not to ignore them.


  • At other times the auguries are less clear-cut.
  • But it is also an augury of the future of the Internet, mobile and media.

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