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  • We need not only your prayers but your prophecies!
  • If something happens later on, it’ll be: ’Ah, the holy man foresaw it, prophesied it!’ though it’s a poor sort of prophecy, flopping like that.
  • And "Would you believe it?" exclaimed Madame Hohlakov enthusiastically, "the prophecy has been fulfilled literally indeed, and more than that."
  • His face has been as it were a remembrance and a prophecy for me.
  • He had been aware, indeed, for a long time past, that he was far from well, and had a year before coolly observed at dinner to our mother and me, "My life won’t be long among you, I may not live another year," which seemed now like a prophecy.
  • Let him read them further how happy old Jacob was on learning that his darling boy was still alive, and how he went to Egypt leaving his own country, and died in a foreign land, bequeathing his great prophecy that had lain mysteriously hidden in his meek and timid heart all his life, that from his offspring, from Judah, will come the great hope of the world, the Messiah and Saviour.

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  • The prophecy came true.
  • It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.

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