Sentence Examples with the word inauspicious

It was held inauspicious if the animal were unwilling; if it nodded all was well.

That the coarse and imperious nature of the hardy and able ruffian who had now become openly her master should no less openly have shown itself even in the first moments of their inauspicious union is what any bystander of common insight must inevitably have foreseen.

But the paper founded under such inauspicious circumstances exerted a mighty influence, and lived to record not only President Lincoln's proclamation of emancipation, but the adoption of an amendment to the constitution of the United States for ever prohibiting slavery.

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These inauspicious beginnings, indeed, set the whole tone of the war, which was frankly one of mutual extermination.