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The Aeneid
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  • For thus Anchises prophesied of old, And this our fatal place of rest foretold: ’When, on a foreign shore, instead of meat, By famine forc’d, your trenchers you shall eat, Then ease your weary Trojans will attend, And the long labors of your voyage end.
  • At this the vanquish’d, with his dying breath, Thus faintly spoke, and prophesied in death: "Nor thou, proud man, unpunish’d shalt remain: Like death attends thee on this fatal plain."
  • An ancient augur prophesied from hence: "Behold on Latian shores a foreign prince!

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  • Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once defined law as "the prophesies of what courts will do." Maybe Justice Holmes has put his finger on our problem. Today in America, justice may be neutral, but nobody has any idea what a court will do.
    Philip K. Howard  --  The Collapse of the Common Good
  • "If he ain’t now, he gonna be," prophesied Little Man, his tiny fists balled for action.
    Mildred D. Taylor  --  Roll of Thunder, Hear My Cry

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