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Definition predict or reveal — especially through, or as if through, divine inspiration
  • Around January 1st of each year we ask pundits to prophesy events for the coming year.
  • Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes, Jr. once defined law as "the prophesies of what courts will do." Maybe Justice Holmes has put his finger on our problem. Today in America, justice may be neutral, but nobody has any idea what a court will do.
    Philip K. Howard  --  The Collapse of the Common Good
  • Anyone seeing Chielo in ordinary life would hardly believe she was the same person who prophesied when the spirit of Agbala was upon her.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prophesied = predicted or revealed
  • Once in a while Chielo was possessed by the spirit of her god and she began to prophesy.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prophesy = predict or reveal the future
  • Mr. Brown begged and argued and prophesied.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prophesied = predicted or revealed
  • It was Chielo, the priestess of Agbala, prophesying.
    Chinua Achebe  --  Things Fall Apart
  • prophesying = predicting or revealing what would happen in the future
  • O, I could prophesy, But that the earthy and cold hand of death Lies on my tongue: no, Percy, thou art dust, And food for— [Dies.
    William Shakespeare  --  Henry IV, Part 1
  • Methought thy very gait did prophesy A royal nobleness:—I must embrace thee: Let sorrow split my heart if ever I Did hate thee or thy father!
    William Shakespeare  --  King Lear
  • Anne could do no more; but her heart prophesied some mischance to damp the perfection of her felicity.
    Jane Austen  --  Persuasion
  • I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, This fellow could not drown.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • LE BRET: All that I prophesied: desertion, want!
    Edmond Rostand  --  Cyrano de Bergerac
  • It was the fact that this was prophesied much earlier that makes it remarkable.
    Ted Dekker  --  BoneMan's Daughters
  • And yet thou say'st my prophesies are frauds.
    Sophocles  --  Antigone
  • He prophesied that my son would someday be lost—lost within the Sidh unless I was there to guide him home.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • The one whose coming was prophesied five thousand years ago.
    George R.R. Martin  --  A Storm of Swords
  • Redd had tried to do away with them and their outdated prophesying when she first took control of the queendom.
    Frank Beddor  --  The Looking Glass Wars
  • In prophesying that, Emma, had known what she was talking about.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Golden Apples
  • Why then rage and prophesy?
    Virginia Woolf  --  Mrs. Dalloway
  • And now, O men who have condemned me, I would fain prophesy to you; for I am about to die, and in the hour of death men are gifted with prophetic power.
    Plato  --  The Apology
  • CHAPTER 17: The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy.
    Mark Twain  --  Pudd'nhead Wilson

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