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- auspitious (obsolete)
- Of good omen; indicating future success.
- 1834, L[etitia] E[lizabeth] L[andon], chapter XII, in Francesca Carrara. […], volume I, London: Richard Bentley, […], (successor to Henry Colburn), →OCLC, page 130:
- It was a boast of Napoleon, that the very weather owned the influence of his auspicious star—his triumphal entry, his procession, or his fête, were always marked by sunshine.
- 2019 February 27, Drachinifel, 5:34 from the start, in The Battle of Samar - Odds? What are those?, archived from the original on 3 November 2022:
- Losing nearly a third of the heavy cruisers, including Admiral Kurita's flagship, the Atago, was not an especially-auspicious start to the operation, especially with the admiral himself having to be fished out of the water by a destroyer.
- Conducive to success.
- Marked by success; prosperous.
- c. 1599–1602 (date written), William Shakespeare, “The Tragedie of Hamlet, Prince of Denmarke”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, →OCLC, [Act I, scene ii], page 153, column 2, lines 8–14:
- Therefore our ſometimes Siſter, novv our Queen, / Th’ imperiall Ioyntreſſe of this vvarlike State, / Haue vve, as ’tvvere, vvith a defeated ioy, / VVith one Auſpicious, and one Dropping eye, / VVith mirth in Funerall, and vvith Dirge in Marriage, / In equall Scale vveighing Delight and Dole / Taken to VVife […]
- 1730 May 5 (first performance; Gregorian calendar), Henry Fielding, Tom Thumb. A Tragedy. […], London: […] J. Roberts […], published 1730, →OCLC, Act I, scene i, page 1:
- Sure, ſuch a Day as this vvas never ſeen! / The Sun himſelf, on this auſpicious Day, / Shines like a Beau in a nevv Birth-Day Suit: […]
Usually used in Asian contexts.
indicating future success