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Omen

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Ómen. n.s. [omen, Latin.] A sign good or bad; a prognostick.

When young kings begin with scorn of justice,
They make an omen to their after reign.
Dryden.

The speech had omen that the Trojan race
Should find repose, and this the time and place.
Dryden.

Choose out other smiling hours,
Such as have lucky omens shed
O'er forming laws and empires rising.
Prior.

Sources: Dryden, John (788) · Prior, Matthew (162)

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Cite this page: Johnson, Samuel. "Omen." A Dictionary of the English Language: A Digital Edition of the 1755 Classic by Samuel Johnson. Edited by Brandi Besalke. Last modified: November 11, 2012. http://johnsonsdictionaryonline.com/?p=4145.


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