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Definition foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
  • words that proved prophetic
  • prophetic writings
  • Christian fundamentalists often insist that the Bible is infallible in its various prophetic assertions.
    Fundamentalism - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • The Christian Old Testament organizes the books according to their type of literature: the Pentateuch, corresponding to the Torah; historical books; poetical or wisdom books; and prophetical books.
    Bible - MSN Encarta  -- (retrieved 05/21/06)
  • With what strange prophetic vision had Martin foreseen so clearly that all the construction of his life would crumble.
    Haldeman, Julius Mr. and Mrs.  --  Dust
  • Muslims believe that parts of the Gospels, Torah and Jewish prophetic books have been forgotten, misinterpreted, incorrectly edited by humans, or distorted by their followers and thus their original message has been corrupted over time (tahrif).
    Islam - Wikipedia  -- (retrieved 05/20/06)
  • Now hear me speak with a prophetic spirit;
    Shakespeare, William  --  King John
  • She had no prophetic inkling of what was coming.
    Montgomery, Lucy Maud  --  Anne of The Island
  • Yet it had passed, and now the afterlights were luminous, beautiful, prophetic.
    Zane Grey  --  The Light of Western Stars
  • For a man who has achieved his own level of greatness in the eyes of so many, those words were both prophetic and wise.
    Phil Robertson  --  Happy, Happy, Happy: My Life and Legacy as the Duck Commander
  • And my journey through the Louvre that last night I've described to you, that was merely prophetic.
    Anne Rice  --  Interview with the Vampire
  • And the sound of her own voice, calm, prophetic, fatal, fell on her ears like a warning.
    Doris Lessing  --  The Grass is Singing
  • She didn't know the name of the song, but she took the words as prophetic.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • Sometimes I remember our hope chests and want to laugh, for how prophetic they were.
    Barbara Kingsolver  --  The Poisonwood Bible
  • Why, March, let the prophetic soul of the wide world dreaming on things to come (S.
    Saul Bellow  --  The Adventures of Augie March
  • You might call it the prescient community or the prophetic community.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • The air with which Mr. Doolittle delivered this prophetical opinion was peculiar to his species.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Pioneers
  • Mr. Knightley had spoken prophetically, when he once said, "Emma, you have been no friend to Harriet Smith.
    Jane Austen  --  Emma
  • But it has ceased to be prophetic; the destruction of the Indian race in the United States is already consummated.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • And yet, little did I think how true and prophetic his words were doomed to be.
    Jules Verne  --  A Journey to the Center of the Earth

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