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Mac didn’t join in on the prognostication.
Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
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  • Mac didn’t join in on the prognostication.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • Is this to prognosticate peace, or to mock at my unhappiness?
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • I prognosticate for myself an obstinate cold, at least.’
    Emily Bronte  --  Wuthering Heights
  • The prioress, that pronounced prognosticator, immediately took a fancy to Cosette and gave her a place in the school as a charity pupil.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables

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  • It was the prognostication of the philosopher who sees human thought, volatilized by the press, evaporating from the theocratic recipient.
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • In an hour the slight moisture resolved itself into a monotonous smiting of earth by heaven, in torrents to which no end could be prognosticated.
    Thomas Hardy  --  The Mayor of Casterbridge
  • Nay, if an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication, I cannot scratch mine ear.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • He knew that Angela rarely cast the dragon bones for the people who sought her services-usually only for those whom Solembum deigned to speak with-as such a prognostication was no false act of magic but rather a true foretelling that could reveal the mysteries of the future.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • For in spite of her obvious pleasure at seeing him again, only thinly repressed for the first moment or two, she was on the instant beginning to be troubled by her thoughts in regard to him—the difficulties that contact with him seemed to prognosticate.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • In sum an infinite great fall of rain and all refreshed and will much increase the harvest yet those in ken say after wind and water fire shall come for a prognostication of Malachi’s almanac (and I hear that Mr Russell has done a prophetical charm of the same gist out of the Hindustanish for his farmer’s gazette) to have three things in all but this a mere fetch without bottom of reason for old crones and bairns yet sometimes they are found in the right guess with their queerities no…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses

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  • He has a son,—who shall be flayed alive; then ’nointed over with honey, set on the head of a wasp’s nest; then stand till he be three quarters and a dram dead; then recovered again with aqua-vitae or some other hot infusion; then, raw as he is, and in the hottest day prognostication proclaims, shall he be set against a brick wall, the sun looking with a southward eye upon him,—where he is to behold him with flies blown to death.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Winter’s Tale
  • Guns are going off and people are dying, and they calmly prognosticate heat-not the heat of the battle but of the weather.
    Boris Pasternak  --  Doctor Zhivago
  • The big G’s weather prognosticator, Altitude Lou McNally, was calling for temperatures of over 100 degrees inland and not much cooler on the coast.
    Stephen King  --  Cujo
  • The child spent whatever free time her tutors left her in reading, moving numerous different objects without touching them, chasing Barrabas, practicing various techniques of prognostication, and learning to knit, which was the only one of the domestic arts she ever mastered.
    Isabel Allende  --  The House of Spirits
  • You will believe my prognostications another time, though I daresay I shan’t live to prognosticate anything but my own death."
    George Eliot  --  Adam Bede
  • On the third day my mother sickened; her fever was accompanied by the most alarming symptoms, and the looks of her medical attendants prognosticated the worst event.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Lastly at the head of the board was the young poet who found a refuge from his labours of pedagogy and metaphysical inquisition in the convivial atmosphere of Socratic discussion, while to right and left of him were accommodated the flippant prognosticator, fresh from the hippodrome, and that vigilant wanderer, soiled by the dust of travel and combat and stained by the mire of an indelible dishonour, but from whose steadfast and constant heart no lure or peril or threat or degradation…
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • "Monsieur le protonotare," asked Gauchère, "what do you prognosticate of this pretended foundling?"
    Victor Hugo  --  The Hunchback of Notre Dame
  • "Monsieur le protonotare," asked Gauchère, "what do you prognosticate of this pretended foundling?"
    Hugo, Victor  --  Notre-Dame de Paris
  • I prognosticate for myself an obstinate cold, at least.
    Bronte, Emily  --  Wuthering Heights
  • You will believe my prognostications another time, though I daresay I shan’t live to prognosticate anything but my own death.
    Eliot, George  --  Adam Bede
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