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prophesy
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The Brothers Karamazov
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  • 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.
  • It is prophesied that Thou wilt come again in victory, Thou wilt come with Thy chosen, the proud and strong, but we will say that they have only saved themselves, but we have saved all.

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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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