Omen sentence example
It's a bad omen of things to come.
During his confinement by Tiberius a like omen had been interpreted as portending his speedy release, with the warning that should he behold the same sight again he would die within five days.
Knowing it was a bad omen for the early foundings of a city to be breached so easily, Romulus killed Remus.
The first sound which he heard outside was an omen.
He makes them see the bad omen with their own eyes.Advertisement
I have since thought it an omen that we should have chosen the semblance of one so ill-fated.
My good house floats like a cloud; its name too is a favorable omen.
He finished the first lap in 13th place, which proved to be yet another lucky omen.
A good omen next time Beckham screws up or gets injured!
They are regarded as a death omen and should a person see a wraith of themselves then their days are surely numbered.Advertisement
Its invocation with the other nakshatras, remoteness from the ecliptic notwithstanding, was thus due (according to Max Miiller's plausible conjecture)' to its being regarded as of especially good omen.
Sometimes divination took place through vessels filled with water and oil (see Omen and Divination).
Other familiar conceptions identify the soul with the liver (see Omen) or the heart, with the reflected figure seen in the pupil of the eye, and with the blood.
Among the other means of discovering the will of the gods were the casting of lots, oracles of Apollo (in the hands of the college sacris faciundis), but chiefly the examination of the entrails of animals slain for sacrifice (see Omen).
In one system the seat of Mercury, representing divine intelligence as the source of all knowledge - a view that reverts to Babylonia where Nebo (corresponding to Mercury) was regarded as the divine power to whom all wisdom is due - was placed in the liver as the primeval seat of the soul (see Omen), whereas in other systems this distinction was assigned to Jupiter or to Venus.Advertisement
The Omen (15) John Moore 's remake of The Omen remains faithful to the 1976 horror classic.
Is it an omen of doom that you'll be doing the OBO and our top order will be scythed down this November?
Classics like The Omen, Wes Craven's The Hills Have Eyes, and The Texas Chainsaw Massacre were all originally filmed in the 1970s.
The Celts also held that to see a butterfly flitting about at night was a bad omen, one that foretold of impending death.
When a butterfly follows you or crosses your path, many cultures view this interaction as a good omen.Advertisement
Ladyhawke was directed by Richard Donner, who got his start in the supernatural, with films such as The Omen and 1978's Superman.
She gasped, not expecting Kris.s traitorous lieutenant but knowing his presence was an awful omen.
The former of these two appendixes plays an especially important part in hepatoscopy, and, according to its shape and peculiarities, furnishes a good or bad omen.
Of all such cases it is enough to say that it is impossible for the serious inquirer to establish any causal connexion between the omen and the event which it is presumed to foreshadow.
Their appearance at sea was regarded as a good omen, for although it presaged a tempest, yet it enabled the sailors to steer for a place of safety.Advertisement
Fate was gone, and Gabriel couldn't help thinking the cheerful warning he received was a bad omen.
To hear a cockerel crowing as you set off to work is heralded as an omen of good luck for the day.
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At the time these unaccountable deaths were considered an omen of war.
The gleaming tarmac of the last 10 km to the Chinese border seemed an omen of things to come.
The sighting was too brief to be sure, but it seemed to provide an omen for the actual tour.
This hadith says that women are part of an evil omen are part of an evil omen.
The omen is also available as part of " The Omen trilogy " box-set.
Ants have erected a termite hill in the ruins of his kitchen - a terrible omen.
Schreiber, 39, starred in The Manchurian Candidate and The Omen, among other films.
A few legends hold that this canine spirit is actually a protective entity or a forbearer of good fortune, but most regard the ghostly beast as a bad omen.
Only the Thai king is allowed to possess a white elephant since it is considered such a powerful omen.
For example, if a magpie caws outside your home, then it's a sign or omen that someone will soon arrive with good news that will make you very happy.
First we'll see Liev Schriber, Julia Styles, and a surprisingly evil Mia Farrow in a remake of The Omen released (of course) on June 6 (six, six, oh-six...get it?).
In 1976, audiences were held in suspense by Gregory Peck and Lee Remick in the first of the Omen series of horror movies.
On June 20, you can take the DVD version of The Omen home.
What better movie to release than the remake of the 1976 horror movie The Omen on 06.06.06?
For those who live in a black box, the number 666 is a sign of the devil, and The Omen is the classic tale of Satan's son born into the mortal world to wreak bloody horrors on anyone who gets in his way.
Ancient civilizations were not immune to the wonder of the comets over head, add have seen the appearance of them as an omen or sign that the end of the world is upon us; a harbinger of doom.
Whether serving as a lucky omen or representing sought-out change and direction, stars appeal to the masses regardless of age, ethnicity, sexual preference or gender.
That certain Fellows of the College of Physicians (especially in gynaecology) have personally taken operative procedures in hand is some good omen that in time the unreal and mischievous schism between medicine and surgery may be bridged over.
By the powers of the Quadruple Alliance this event was regarded as of the most sinister omen, and the question was even raised of a fresh armed intervention in France under the terms of the secret treaty of Aix-la-Chapelle.
On the other hand, the appearance of the new moon earlier than was expected was regarded as an unfavourable omen - prognosticating in one case defeat, in another death among cattle, in a third bad crops - not necessarily because these events actually took place after such a phenomenon, but by an application of the general principle resting upon association of ideas whereby anything premature would suggest an unfavourable occurrence.
Subsequently the appearance in its vicinity of a white deer carrying a flower in its mouth was deemed so favourable an omen as to more than justify the change of its name to Luh or Deer city.
The ancient Egyptians symbolized an ignorant person by the head and ears of an ass, and the Romans thought it a bad omen to meet one.
The animals, domesticated or wild, like the horse or cow, the guardian dog, the bird of omen, naturally share the same life, and are approached with the same invocation.
Those who had not yet crossed the river refused, in face of this omen, to follow their brethren; the little band, numbering 400 warriors (according to others, consisting of 2000 horsemen) decided to remain under Ertoghrul, son of the drowned leader.
It was the chief town of the Samnites, who took refuge here after their defeat by the Romans in 314 B.C. It appears not to have fallen into the hands of the latter until Pyrrhus's absence in Sicily, but served them as a base of operations in the last campaign against him in 275 B.C. A Latin colony was planted there in 268 B.C., and it was then that the name was changed for the sake of the omen, and probably then that the Via Appia was extended from Capua to Beneventum.
Not a few of the astrological and omen tablets in the Kuyunjik collection of the British Museum, however, although found at Nineveh, were executed, according to their own testimony, at Calah for the rab-dup-sarre or principal librarian during the reigns of Sargon and Sennacherib (716-684 B.C.).
To this day there are numerous traces in popular belief, especially in Germany, of respect for the snake, which seems to be a survival of ancestor worship, such as still exists among the Zulus and other savage tribes; the "house-snake," as it is called, cares for the cows and the children, and its appearance is an omen of death, and the life of a pair of house-snakes is often held to be bound up with that of the master and mistress themselves.
The early explorers of the great Southern Sea cheered themselves with the companionship of the albatross in its dreary solitudes; and the evil hap of him who shot with his cross-bow the bird of good omen is familiar to readers of Coleridge's Rime of the Ancient Mariner.
Thus if on a certain occasion the rise of the new moon in a cloudy sky was followed by victory over an enemy or by abundant rain, the sign in question was thus proved to be a favourable one and its recurrence would be regarded as a good omen, though the prognostication would not necessarily be limited to the one or the other of those occurrences, but might be extended to apply to other circumstances.
Finally, it may be noted that many immoral acts, such as the use of false weights, lying, &c., which could not be brought into court, are severely denounced in the Omen Tablets as likely to bring the offender into " the hand of God " as opposed to " the hand of the king."
One other cry He uttered, and the end came, and at that moment the veil of the Temple was rent from top to bottom - an omen of fearful import to those who had mocked Him, even on the cross, as the destroyer of the Temple, who in three days should build it anew.
He is god of omens and ruler of the omen birds; but the hawk is not his messenger, for he never leaves his house; stories are, however, told of his attending feasts in human form and flying away in hawk form when all was over.
It is significant that in the royal collection of cuneiform literature made by King Assur-bani-pal of Assyria (668-626 B.C.) and deposited in his palace at Nineveh, the omen collections connected with the astral theology of Babylonia and Assyria form the largest class.
It is said that while the archbishop was blessing the fleet the silver cross of his archiepiscopal staff fell off, but that the omen was disregarded by .the irreverence of the Pisans, who declared that if they had the wind they could do without divine help. They advanced in line abreast to meet the first line of the Genoese, fighting according to the medieval custom to ram and board.
Johns (Interpreter, April 1 9 06, "The Prophets of Babylonia") thinks that longer discourses moral, and predictive, fully equal to those of the Hebrew prophets, existed in Babylonia as early as the 3rd millennium B.C. but were curtailed into the brief sentences of the omen tablets.