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OMENSOptical MEMS and Nanophotonics
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The fact is, that soon after my arrival at the cottage there had occurred to myself an incident so entirely inexplicable, and which had in it so much of the portentous character, that I might well have been excused for regarding it as an omen.
I can read these omens myself much better than you can; birds are always flying about in the sunshine somewhere or other, but they seldom mean anything.
That man is happy and lucky in them who knows all these things and does his work without offending the deathless gods, who discerns the omens of birds and avoids transgressions.
We boast ourselves as even better men than our fathers; we took seven-gated Thebes, though the wall was stronger and our men were fewer in number, for we trusted in the omens of the gods and in the help of Jove, whereas they perished through their own sheer folly; hold not, then, our fathers in like honour with us.
As she rolled away, the sun came out, and looking back, she saw it shining on the group at the gate like a good omen.
On a day of such good omen, they shall sing as much as they like.
It is a name of ill omen to the princes of the house of France.
the sandwiches and sherry brought me a dream that I could not but consider of good omen.
1304a] a quarrel about a wedding was the beginning of all the seditions that afterwards arose amongst them; for the bridegroom, being terrified by some unlucky omen upon waiting upon the bride, went away without marrying her; which her relations resenting, contrived secretly to convey some sacred money into his pocket while he was sacrificing, and then killed him as an impious person.
This omen of good fortune gave the soldiers great encouragement; the action grew hot, and they came at length to a general battle; but the Moors, dismayed by the advantages our men had obtained at first, were half defeated before the fight.
THAT did ye devise when with me, that do I take as a good omen,--such things only the convalescents devise!
Doubtless thy dream was evil, and yet more evil was the omen of the fire that fell upon thy hut.