What's the difference between auspiciously and promisingly?
(1) Their search has not enjoyed the most auspicious of starts with Rodgers, who recently signed a one-year rolling contract at Celtic, having distanced himself from the position and the West Ham co-chairman David Gold ruling out Bilic leaving.
(2) This morning didn’t get off to an auspicious start.
(3) Sales of PCs were down in the fourth quarter, reflecting customer disinterest and setting off alarm bells among investors that the future was not auspicious.
(4) If timing is everything in life, then Adam Crozier, who takes over as ITV's chief executive today, is arriving at arguably its most auspicious point for a decade.
(5) Nevertheless, it is the place where a new life form develops and it is considered auspicious.
(6) More than 400 of the world's 9,000 female parliamentarians gathered in Brussels last week on an auspicious anniversary.
(7) Her feature film debut was auspicious and striking – she played the sassy buddy of Jonah Hill in Superbad – and rapidly followed it with roles in The Rocker and The House Bunny .
(8) The former Manchester United and Everton star, whose elder brother Gary has forged a successful career as soccer pundit while on England's coaching staff, got off to a far less auspicious start as co-commentator and analyst.
(9) Demand is predicted to hold up this year, even though the rupee has weakened and there will be fewer auspicious days in India than in 2011 – days marked out in the Hindu calendar as lucky for events such as marriage, buying and selling.
(10) Nine out of 10 People born in the year of the sheep do not find happiness in their lives, according to Chinese myth, and anecdotal evidence says that many families delay having children until a more auspicious year rolls around.
(11) As the pilot launch of the National hit the streets on Monday morning – from Herald and Sunday Herald publisher Newsquest – less charitable observers were suggesting that launching at a political party’s hoolie might not have been the most auspicious of starts for an organ that insists it will not be a mouthpiece for the SNP.
(12) More recently, hijras have been seen as auspicious and are often asked to bless celebrations such as marriages and births.
(13) T he moment that changed James Watt’s life – his beer epiphany, which he recalls with surprising (or well-rehearsed) precision – did not arrive in the most auspicious venue: “It was a Sierra Nevada Pale Ale from the States, bought at Tesco’s in Stonehaven, to wash down some fish and chips.
(14) Their external sex-organs are the first to initiate reproduction and both are considered auspicious.
(15) Others draw strength from the widespread practice of interpreting what are seen as auspicious signs.
(16) Now Alex Iwobi made an auspicious first league start, garnished with a goal.
(17) 2 The leader amongst the diners then adds the remaining ingredients, making auspicious wishes as each ingredient is added or pointed out: raw fish for abundance, lime for good luck, five spice and pepper for good fortune, sweet sauce for a honeyed year, white radish for success, carrot for eminence, ginger for good luck, oil for good fortune and luck, peanuts for prosperity, crackers for prosperity and gold, and pomelo for luck and auspicious value.
(18) For those entering Britain in search of a better life, it is hardly an auspicious place to disembark.
(19) But despite the auspiciousness of the morning, there was no doubting its sombreness.
(20) Although the past has been auspicious, the future promises even more for the continued growth of Physiatry and the Physiatrist.