It was some time before he obtained any answer, and the reply, when made, was unpropitious
At the age when the necessary gymnastics are over: the period whether of two or three years which passes in this sort of training is useless for any other purpose; for sleep and exercise are unpropitious
to learning; and the trial of who is first in gymnastic exercises is one of the most important tests to which our youth are subjected.
Stimulated no less by the unpropitious
aspect of the skies, than by his secret uneasiness, he quickened his pace, making long and rapid strides in the direction of the cottage of Inesella.
Sowerberry looking up, with a peculiarly unpropitious
aspect, he stopped short.
The next was a very unpropitious
morning for a journey-- muggy, damp, and drizzly.
Yet although Jane's international reputation as art historian, curator, author and teacher was undiminished for much of her long life, its beginnings were relatively slow and unpropitious
Not the rich, more than the poor; not the learned, more than the ignorant; not the haughty heirs of distinguished names, more than the humble sons of obscure and unpropitious
The play's beginnings were unpropitious
, since it was not well received and it survived only nineteen performances, not a good number for a fully staged play at that time.
Note that in the case of an unpropitious
combination of physical parameters the rotation of the ball is strictly limited and the final rotation angle is highly undetermined.
This act inaugurates in a most ambiguous and unpropitious
manner the Roman peace that is supposed to last forever.
The moment may be unpropitious
for the government but, if the sums are right, then Qadri's touchdown in Pakistan has been orchestrated by his alleged backers who are hell-bent on derailing the government's administrative machinery.
Floral patterns are imprinted on pigs and unpropitious
tattoos die out.
31) Shevardnadze's reforms are best viewed in the context of an extremely unpropitious
According to Meir Rosenne, the Israeli Foreign Ministry representative to the discussions, the Soviet representatives found themselves in an extremely unpropitious
situation when the debate turned to the challenges facing Soviet Jewry.
In such unpropitious
circumstances, the most likely response by government to sustained excess supply is to take measures to boost consumption, and the easiest way to do that in modern Britain is to 'stoke-up' the housing market.