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prognosticate

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Definition make a prediction about
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Mac didn't join in on the prognostication.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Unbroken
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • Nay, if an oily palm be not a fruitful prognostication, I cannot scratch mine ear.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • 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
  • (editor's note:  The suffix "-tion", converts a verb into a noun that denotes the action or result of the verb. Typically, there is a slight change in the ending of the root verb, as in action, education, and observation.)
  • Much like the writers who said that my style would never work in the SEC, now the prognosticators were saying that my throwing motion— thanks, Dad!
    Tim Tebow  --  Through My Eyes
  • But the General's prognostications were not fulfilled.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • "Be careful with your prognostications," said the stranger.
    Paulo Coelho  --  The Alchemist
  • King Pelles had gone to the library to work out some prognostications, and his guest was left gloomily in the hall.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • For once I thought Poirot's prognostications were going to be proved wrong.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot
  • Poirot's prognostications had been correct.
    Agatha Christie  --  Early Cases Of Hercule Poirot

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