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promising success; propitious; opportune; favorable:
an auspicious occasion.
favored by fortune; prosperous; fortunate.
Historical Examples

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.


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