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prophecy


The prophecy came true.
  a prediction of the future (usually said to be obtained in a supernatural way)
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prophecy prophecies
Strongly Associated with:   prophetic
Notes:
There is a similar word that is less commonly used and sometimes confused with this word.  While prophecy is a noun, prophesy (spelled with an "s" instead of a "c") is a verb that means "to predict."  The words are pronounced differently.
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  • The prophecy came true.
  • It was a self-fulfilling prophecy.
  • If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.
    1 Corinthians 13:2 (NIV)
  • Has Chiron even told you the prophecy?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Sea of Monsters

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  • Even if you succeeded, you heard the prophecy: unleashing Hera’s rage would mean your destruction.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Lost Hero
  • That would not fulfil the prophecy.
    C.S. Lewis  --  The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe
  • You have the gift of prophecy.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Last Olympian
  • He’s got the gift of prophecy, supposedly.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Son of Neptune
  • Yet the boy fitted the ancient prophecy so precisely.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • All his prophecies come true.
    Orson Scott Card  --  Red Prophet

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  • I’d hoped the Augurs had, at some point in time, expanded on their original prophecy—perhaps even described what the Aspirants should expect.
    Sabaa Tahir  --  An Ember in the Ashes
  • As he carefully unfolded the paper, he knew that the Theorem’s prophecy had been fulfilled.
    John Green  --  An Abundance of Katherines
  • Though it wasn’t exactly prophecy, Horace was right about one thing: nobody recognized me.
    Ransom Riggs  --  Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children
  • Even when she was not channeling prophecies, Rachel was a wise young lady.
    Rick Riordan  --  The Trials of Apollo
  • And if it were an indication of some fell deed or prophecy, he’d have the girl hanging by nightfall.
    Sarah J. Maas  --  Throne of Glass
  • Do you have some prophecy that I do not?
    Pam Munoz Ryan  --  Esperanza Rising
  • Self-fulfilling prophecies, you think?
    Katja Millay  --  The Sea of Tranquility
  • It was like a curious fulfilment of Father Huismans’s prophecy about the retreat of African Africa, and the success of the European graft.
    V.S. Naipaul  --  A Bend in the River
  • But I allowed myself to plunge on toward Coney Island, thus making sure to help fulfill Sophie’s prophecy about the three of us: that we would become "the best of friends."
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice
  • We did not think such things were prophecies.
    Margaret Atwood  --  Cat’s Eye
  • Has your gift of prophecy
    Rick Riordan  --  The Blood of Olympus
  • I had my own doubts, but would not voice them for fear of making self-fulfilling prophecies.
    Diana Gabaldon  --  Outlander
  • The prophecy she’d spoken soon after we’d been turned into vampires haunted me.
    Bella Forrest  --  A Shade of Vampire
  • Prophecy runs in my family: will you permit me to read your palm?
    Donna Tartt  --  The Goldfinch
  • And when the human beings listened to it, they secretly trembled, hearing in it a prophecy of their future doom.
    George Orwell  --  Animal Farm
  • I can see it like a prophecy.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Grapes of Wrath
  • I paid him no mind, but not long afterward his prophecy came true.
    James McBride  --  The Color of Water
  • I have no doubt about the prophecy of the golden carp.
    Rudolfo Anaya  --  Bless Me, Ultima
  • But tonight she was addressing her prophecy and greetings to Okonkwo, and so everyone in his family listened.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • One of his brother Masons had revealed to Pierre the following prophecy concerning Napoleon, drawn from the Revelation of St. John.
    Leo Tolstoy  --  War and Peace
  • I am prone to let the doctors’ prophecy rest and keep my thoughts to myself.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • And nothing about his losing his leg last voyage, according to the prophecy.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • In this condition, I thought myself the most miserable creature on earth, and the prophecy of my father came afresh into my thoughts.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • John had been exiled to the island of Patmos, where an angel visited him and commanded him to write down a series of prophecies to various churches.
    Todd Burpo  --  Heaven Is for Real
  • But Kino’s face shone with prophecy.
    John Steinbeck  --  The Pearl
  • Not all of us are the subject of terrible prophecies?
    Rick Riordan  --  The Battle of the Labyrinth
  • "I will make a prophecy," he said.
    Agatha Christie  --  Murder On The Orient Express
  • The caterpillars’ prophecies were always so vague.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • He might as well have been the Sybil who tore up the leaves of prophecy that nobody would attend to.
    George Bernard Shaw  --  Pygmalion
  • He saw that this somber picture was not a fact of the present, but a mere prophecy.
    Stephen Crane  --  The Red Badge of Courage
  • But this time these prophecies seemed more solid.
    Elie Wiesel  --  Night
  • Astrological prophecy never held much interest or credibility for him, but he knew there were those in the Church who followed it very closely.
    Dan Brown  --  The Da Vinci Code
  • And remember the prophecy, he added.
    Micheal Scott  --  The Alchemyst
  • The house, thinly peopled and silent, gave distressing prophecy of failure.
    James Joyce  --  Dubliners
  • "Indeed," said Maximilian, "I have often been almost tempted to attribute to him the gift of prophecy; at all events, he has a wonderful power of foretelling any future good."
    Alexandre Dumas  --  The Count of Monte Cristo
  • The — the prophecy…the prediction…Trelawney…
    J.K. Rowling  --  Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
  • Anyway, Geb and Nut wanted to have kids, but the king of the gods, Ra—he was the sun god—heard this bad prophecy that a child of Nut—
    Rick Riordan  --  The Red Pyramid
  • A number of The Times which might, because of changes in political alignment, or mistaken prophecies uttered by Big Brother, have been rewritten a dozen times still stood on the files bearing its original date, and no other copy existed to contradict it.
    George Orwell  --  1984
  • Take it as a lie—or a prophecy.
    H.G. Wells  --  The Time Machine
  • Our fate is to become one, and yet many-This is not prophecy, but description.
    Ralph Ellison  --  Invisible Man
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