promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable:
an auspicious occasion.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
This campaign, begun so auspiciously, terminated ingloriously.
Nooks and Corners of the New England Coast Samuel Adams Drake
“But the good work has been most auspiciously inaugurated,” continued Lyman.
The Octopus Frank Norris
This idea was employed by Leibnitz, and most auspiciously by Gierolamo Saccheri in 1733.
Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 16, Slice 6 Various
Thus the autumn manœuvres of Miss Norsham opened most auspiciously.
The Bishop’s Secret Fergus Hume
The complicated state of English politics proved the ruin of this noble undertaking, so auspiciously commenced.
An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 Mary Frances Cusack
The United States had auspiciously inaugurated that movement.
The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson
But Peg shook her bobbed head and refused to promise that she would keep up the friendship so auspiciously begun.
The Girl Scouts at Camp Comalong Lillian Garis
It was an inglorious end to an undertaking which opened so auspiciously.
The Great Mogul Louis Tracy
With the weight of such fervor and authority “Casuals” was most auspiciously launched.
Turns about Town Robert Cortes Holliday
The breakfast, commenced so auspiciously, continued in gloomy silence.
The Oakdale Affair Edgar Rice Burroughs
favourable or propitious
(archaic) prosperous or fortunate
1590s, “of good omen” (implied in auspiciously), from Latin auspicium “divination by observing the flight of birds,” from auspex (genitive auspicis) + -ous.
noun the Australian-owned communications satellite launched in 1985
an . Contemporary Examples Australians have embraced the “great Aussie cossie” and made it a national treasure. Ban the Speedo! Sean Macaulay October 4, 2009 The Aussie delivers one of the best performances of his career in the riveting thriller Prisoners. Hugh Jackman on ‘Prisoners,’ the Oscars, ‘X-Men: Days of Future Past,’ and More Marlow […]
- Aussie battler
noun (Austral, informal) an Australian working-class person Also called little Aussie battler
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