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words that proved prophetic
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  • words that proved prophetic
  • prophetic writings
  • Christian fundamentalists often insist that the Bible is infallible in its various prophetic assertions.
    Fundamentalism - Wikipedia  -- 05/20/06)
  • He has prophetic dreams.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

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  • Although in retrospect I suppose it could be considered at least partially prophetic.
    Patrick Rothfuss  --  The Name of the Wind
  • On the other hand, since her prophetic power had apparently stopped working (which I suppose in some small part was my fault), I wasn’t sure Rachel would want to see me.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • An almost lifelong Southern liberal, conscious of the South’s injustices, my father had never been given to shifting unreasonably the various racial evils of the South onto the shoulders of the North; with some surprise, therefore, I listened to him attentively, unaware—during that summer of 1947—of just how prophetic his words were to prove.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • Is that supposed to be prophetic?
    Becca Fitzpatrick  --  Hush, Hush
  • But the dream, which had seemed prophetic, refused to dissipate and hung like a poisonous vapor, my heart still pounding from the airy danger of it, its sense of openness and hazard.
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • Your stylist turned out to be prophetic in his wardrobe choice.
    Suzanne Collins  --  Catching Fire

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  • Sometimes I remember our hope chests and want to laugh, for how prophetic they were.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • The chaplain memorized the prophetic words solemnly, entranced further by their esoteric import.
    Joseph Heller  --  Catch-22
  • And yet the old squaw Tistig, at Gayhead, said that the name would somehow prove prophetic.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman’s opinion.
    Charles Dickens  --  Oliver Twist
  • There was always a prophetic instinct, a low whisper in my ear, that within no long period, and whenever a new change of custom should be essential to my good, change would come.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Scarlet Letter
  • Yes, I did encounter the Angel, but it’s Clary who had the prophetic dreams.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Fallen Angels
  • Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts.
    Mary Shelley  --  Frankenstein
  • Say from whence You owe this strange intelligence? or why Upon this blasted heath you stop our way With such prophetic greeting?
    William Shakespeare  --  Macbeth
  • A sort of prophetic spirit and an afflatus of the future circulates there, swelling hearts and enlarging souls.
    Victor Hugo  --  Les Miserables
  • But the other gave him a glance as from the depths of a tomb, and raised his limp hand in a prophetic manner and turned away.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • O my prophetic soul!
    William Shakespeare  --  Hamlet, Prince of Denmark
  • "Anything more?" asked Laurie, finding it hard to listen patiently to this prophetic burst.
    Louisa May Alcott  --  Little Women
  • As I look back on my struggle to write that little story, it seems to me that I must have had a prophetic vision of the good that would come of the undertaking, or I should surely have failed.
    Helen Keller  --  Story of My Life
  • Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five-and-twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
    Charles Dickens  --  A Tale of Two Cities
  • ’We shall be continuing our study of prophetic dreams today,’ she said in a brave attempt at her usual mystic tones, though her voice shook slightly.
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix
  • Be it what it may, it rested in the heart of Eva, a calm, sweet, prophetic certainty that Heaven was near; calm as the light of sunset, sweet as the bright stillness of autumn, there her little heart reposed, only troubled by sorrow for those who loved her so dearly.
    Harriet Beecher Stowe  --  Uncle Tom’s Cabin
  • ’tis true: there’s magic in the web of it: A sibyl, that had number’d in the world The sun to course two hundred compasses, In her prophetic fury sew’d the work; The worms were hallow’d that did breed the silk; And it was dy’d in mummy which the skillful Conserv’d of maiden’s hearts.
    William Shakespeare  --  Othello, the Moor of Venice
  • Archimedes sighed heavily, and remarked in prophetic tones, "You had better get it off your chest."
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • It has the prophetic vision.
    James Joyce  --  Ulysses
  • The murmuring pines and the hemlocks, Bearded with moss, and in garments green, indistinct in the twilight, Stand like Druids of eld, with voices sad and prophetic.
    Homer  --  The Iliad
  • The prophetic legends had taken on Arrakis even to the extent of adopted labels (including Reverend Mother, canto and respondu, and most of the Shari-a panoplia propheticus).
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Listen and I’ll convince thee that no man Hath scot or lot in the prophetic art.
    Sophocles  --  Oedipus the King
  • I know him,’ said the Old Soldier, fanning herself, in a sort of calm prophetic agony, ’and I know he’ll die there, sooner than he’ll overturn the Doctor’s plans.’
    Charles Dickens  --  David Copperfield
  • Was Sophie’s dream prophetic?
    Jostein Gaarder  --  Sophie’s World
  • The story she told about her third daughter no longer had the charm of a prophetic ending: "And, of course, she became a poet."
    Julia Alvarez  --  How the Garcia Girls Lost Their Accents
  • They were the works of philosophers of the middle ages, such as Albertus Magnus, Cornelius Agrippa, Paracelsus, and the famous friar who created the prophetic Brazen Head.
    Nathaniel Hawthorne  --  The Birthmark
  • Leader’s misgivings quickly proved prophetic.
    James Bradley  --  Flags of Our Fathers
  • His father’s face, always awful, became more awful now; his father’s daily anger was transformed into prophetic wrath.
    James Baldwin  --  Go Tell It on the Mountain
  • My liege, as clear as the vision of an eagle does my prophetic eye penetrate and lay bare the future of this world for nearly thirteen centuries and a half!
    Mark Twain  --  A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur’s Court
  • His pastoral letter was prophetic.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Strength in What Remains
  • And my journey through the Louvre that last night I’ve described to you, that was merely prophetic.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • Some -such as Ralph McGill, Lillian Smith, Harry Golden, James McBride Dabbs, Ann Braden and Sarah Patton Boyle—have written about our struggle in eloquent and prophetic terms.
    Martin Luther King, Jr.  --  Letter from a Birmingham Jail
  • The wooden houses, the cool terraces for breezy card-playing afternoons, seemed to have been blown away in an anticipation of the prophetic wind that years later would wipe Macondo off the face of the earth.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • His words were unerringly prophetic.
    John F. Kennedy  --  Profiles in Courage
  • He was talking about the airborne toxic event in a technical way, although his voice all but sang with prophetic disclosure.
    Don DeLillo  --  White Noise
  • She laughed a laugh that was like a prophetic croak.
    Stephen Crane  --  Maggie: A Girl of the Streets
  • …the pains and labour that some learned men have taken, to confute the story of the witch of Endor, and the appearance of an old man personating Samuel, cannot make such apparitions inconsistent with nature or religion; and it is plain, that it was either a good or bad spirit, that prophetically told the unfortunate king what should happen the next day; for, said the spirit, _The Lord will deliver thee into the hands of the Philistines; and to-morrow shalt thou and thy sons be with me.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • Make me think it was something more—that it was a sort of prophetic instinct—the beginning of a feeling that you would like me.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • "There it is, Bessy; it’s what I’ve been telling you," said Mrs. Pullet, in a tone of prophetic sadness; "it’s your children,—there’s no knowing what they’ll come to."
    George Eliot  --  The Mill on the Floss
  • His words to Liang on the harbour walk had been prophetic, thought Bourne.
    Robert Ludlum  --  The Bourne Supremacy
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