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  • For everything had evolved as Perry had prophesied: Dick had sold the car, and three days later the money, slightly less than two hundred dollars, had largely vanished.†   (source)
  • Rufus thought of afternoons and evenings on the stand when people had come up to him to bawl their appreciation and to prophesy that he would do great things.†   (source)
  • These laid the scum on lonely ponds from which came vinegar gnats to snuff up noses, mosquitoes to ride summernight flesh and sting forth those bumps that carnival phrenologists dearly love to fondle and prophesy upon.†   (source)
  • The summer had turned out every bit as hot as Aunt Evvie had prophesied — all of that, and then some.†   (source)
  • Macondo was already a fearful whirlwind of dust and rubble being spun about by the wrath of the biblical hurricane when Aureliano skipped eleven pages so as not to lose time with facts he knew only too well, and he began to decipher the instant that he was living, deciphering it as he lived it, prophesying himself in the act of deciphering the last page of the parchments, as if he were looking into a speaking mirror.†   (source)
  • Suppose somebody come up to Deets and asked him to prophesy?†   (source)
  • Two of the charismatics come in to watch TV These are people from the top floor, operating the only church in the Wall, a congregation of pentecostals seeking to receive the gift of the Spirit, laying on hands, shouting out words, prophesying—the whole rocking socking package that makes Edgar want to run and hide.†   (source)
  • I prophesy that this group of fledglings will make history.†   (source)
  • The little girl, who was only seven at the time, had learned to read from her uncle's storybooks and been closer to him than any other member of the family because of her prophesying powers.†   (source)
  • It was the fact that this was prophesied much earlier that makes it remarkable.†   (source)
  • "This appointment," wrote Adams, "will have great effect in cementing and securing the union of these colonies," and he prophesied that Washington could become "one of the most important characters in the world."†   (source)
  • Through a thousand years I have prophesied that you would be your own deaths.†   (source)
  • "Human blood may stain southern soil in many places because of this decision," an editorial in a Mississippi newspaper correctly prophesied shortly after the ruling.†   (source)
  • He prophesied that my son would someday be lost—lost within the Sidh unless I was there to guide him home.†   (source)
  • The other slaves were rather in awe of Ben because he could prophesy about the weather.†   (source)
  • Some four years earlier, at her graduation from boarding school, her brother Buddy had morbidly prophesied to himself, as she grinned at him from the graduates' platform, that she would in all probability one day marry a man with a hacking cough.†   (source)
  • For a moment Frederic thought, insanely, that La Fayette was calmly prophesying his own execution for treason.†   (source)
  • I could have prophesied I'd see the same man and woman standing on ladders every time we went around a certain long curve, endlessly re-painting their greenhouse.†   (source)
  • Then came the crash which some people had been quietly prophesying for this successful and talkative man.†   (source)
  • There were others who prophesied, with rays shining on their foreheads, about the sometime ditches that would carry water all over the valley--who knows? maybe in our lifetime--or deep wells with steam engines to pump the water up out of the guts of the world.†   (source)
  • Knowing what I now know I can prophesy with certainty that, if you go in first, you will die at once, and I will die—and Rufo—as soon as they can chase us down.†   (source)
  • "The day is going to come," Mr. Head prophesied, "when you'll find you ain't as smart as you think you are."†   (source)
  • Imperturbable as an oracle, he prophesied disastrous upheavals in the near future.†   (source)
  • (Consults the paper) You have heard of the so-called Holy Maid of Kent-who was executed for prophesying against the King?†   (source)
  • It was Chielo, the priestess of Agbala, prophesying.   (source)
    prophesying = predicting or revealing what would happen in the future
  • Mr. Brown begged and argued and prophesied.   (source)
    prophesied = predicted or revealed
  • Anyone seeing Chielo in ordinary life would hardly believe she was the same person who prophesied when the spirit of Agbala was upon her.   (source)
  • 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.   (source)
  • You have crushed your opposition with lies and prophesies of doom.†   (source)
  • The glowing text was clearly pointing to a specific location in D.C., exactly as prophesied.†   (source)
  • "It was prophesied that the stallion will ride to the ends of the earth," she said.†   (source)
  • The Codex prophesies that the two that are one will come either to save or to destroy the world.†   (source)
  • The promise of a great transformational enlightenment has been prophesied forever.†   (source)
  • The one whose coming was prophesied five thousand years ago.†   (source)
  • Five thousand years ago, Egyptian priests prophesied how the world would end.†   (source)
  • I saw him prophesy, and his prophecies all come true.†   (source)
  • "I'd prophesy hot and I'd prophesy dry and I'd charge 'em a dime.†   (source)
  • Broken bones and no pierced flesh, both of which were prophesied.†   (source)
  • " "My brother prophesies that we'll have that army before the year ends.†   (source)
  • You will speak with tongues and you will prophesy.†   (source)
  • It is like being able to prophesy, all of a sudden.†   (source)
  • A voice, very resonant, said the one word, "Prophesy!"†   (source)
  • In prophesying that, Emma had known what she was talking about.†   (source)
  • What I've always prophesied is coming true.†   (source)
  • For millennia, mankind had wandered in the darkness …. but now, as had been prophesied, there was a change coming.†   (source)
  • The ancestral voices were prophesying war because ancestral voices never shut up, and they hate to be wrong, and war is a sure thing, sooner or later.†   (source)
  • "We did not hear any "ancestral voices prophesying war," as all was sweet accord, thanks to the firmly-guiding hand of Mrs. Winifred Griffen Prior, the Ball's convenor, ravishing in scarlet and gold as a Princess from Rajistan.†   (source)
  • It was prophesied.†   (source)
  • This moment had been predicted long ago, prophesied by the ancient texts, by the primeval calendars, and even by the stars themselves.†   (source)
  • "As you know," Solomon continued, standing now and pacing around the table, "it has long been prophesied that there will come a day when the Lost Word will be rediscovered …. a day when it will be unearthed …. and mankind will once again have access to its forgotten power."†   (source)
  • On New Year's Day 1812, seated at his desk in the second-floor library, Adams took up his pen to write a short letter to Jefferson very like the one Rush had prophesied in his dream.†   (source)
  • Hammer was sleeping off a drunk when they reached the forge, just as Kem had prophesied, but Nail had no objection to the two dwarfs clambering through the wagons.†   (source)
  • "Euron's blasphemies will bring down the Drowned God's wroth upon us all," Aeron had prophesied, back on Old Wyk.†   (source)
  • Writing to Governor Trumbull earlier, Washington had prophesied that some "lucky blow" would "rouse the spirits of the people," but he could hardly have imagined how stunning the effect of the news of Trenton would be on the morale of the country.†   (source)
  • "Thousands of years before his death, it was prophesied that when the Jews' messiah was lifted up and killed, none of his bones would be broken.†   (source)
  • "Tenskwa-Tawa prophesied," said Alvin.†   (source)
  • She ordered lives about and moved people from one place to another in the town, brought them together or drove them apart, with the mystical and rigorous devotion of a priestess in a story; and she prophesied all the things beforehand.†   (source)
  • It was Isaiah who had prophesied, saying: "Unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder."†   (source)
  • She was afraid of what God might say? of what displeasure, what condemnation, what prophesies of trials yet to be endured might issue from His mouth.†   (source)
  • And oddly enough, by acting as we did, by putting our heads down and getting on with our work, we helped to bring about what he had prophesied for our town.†   (source)
  • Had that boy down there on the floor a-prophesying in tongues, amen, just the very minute before Johnny fell out a-screaming, and a-crying before the Lord.†   (source)
  • Her aunt had always prophesied that Elizabeth would come to no good end, proud, and vain, and foolish as as she was, and having been allowed to run wild all her childhood days.†   (source)
  • Or as sorcerers prophesied of old, saying: 'In this woman there is corn, in that one honey, in a third marten fur.'†   (source)
  • Ezekiel had prophesied upon them, these scattered bones, these slain, and, in the fulness of time, the prophet, John, had come out of the wilderness, crying that the promise was for them.†   (source)
  • It was Isaiah also who had prophesied that a man should be as a hiding-place from the wind and tempest, Isaiah who had described the way of holiness, saying that the parched ground should become a pool, and the thirsty lands springs of water: the very desert should rejoice, and blossom as the rose.†   (source)
  • He had prophesied their return to the minute.†   (source)
  • I have learned one thing in medicine; never prophesy.†   (source)
  • Sternowitz drifted to the leggings business and prophesied that it would soon disappear under earth.†   (source)
  • Yes, as Rhett had prophesied, marriage could be a lot of fun.†   (source)
  • "That young man will come to a bad end," they said, prophesying the more confidently in that they themselves would in due course personally see to it that the end was bad.†   (source)
  • Ancestral voices prophesying war.†   (source)
  • True, there were a few girls there that Saturday…bold, brash ones, too developed for their age; girls who talked loud and horseplayed around with the boys--girls whom the neighbors prophesied would come to no good.†   (source)
  • I should certainly be sorry if I had to leave Shangri-La tomorrow or next week, or perhaps even next year; but how I shall feel about it if I live to be a hundred isn't a matter to prophesy.†   (source)
  • The young prince Gautama Sakyamuni, the Future Buddha, had been protected by his father from all knowledge of age, sickness, death, or monkhood, lest he should be moved to thoughts of life renunciation; for it had been prophesied at his birth that he was to become either a world emperor or a Buddha.†   (source)
  • Men are prophesying that a new Johannesburg will rise there, a great city of tall buildings and busy streets.†   (source)
  • Every means that had been tried to conciliate him, to restore him to reason, had failed* Now I have unimpeachable evidence to the effect that before he left France he clearly prophesied, in the presence of numerous witnesses, that he had not long to live, and that he would be killed in England.†   (source)
  • "Young misses whut frowns an pushes out dey chins an' says 'Ah will' and 'Ah woan' mos' gener'ly doan ketch husbands," prophesied Mammy gloomily.†   (source)
  • "Stop prophesying about me," he said.†   (source)
  • Their captain was Bard, grim-voiced and grim-faced, whose friends had accused him of prophesying floods and poisoned fish, though they knew his worth and courage.†   (source)
  • He thought of the joys of peace, of being married himself one day as Merlyn had prophesied, and of having a home.†   (source)
  • I prophesy much as I please!†   (source)
  • He urged that it was time to recognise the African Mine Workers' Union, and prophesied a blood-bath if it were not.†   (source)
  • He was the sort of man who would become a British Israelite nowadays, and spend the rest of his life prophesying the end of the world by measuring the passages in the Great Pyramid.†   (source)
  • It was prophesied long ago.†   (source)
  • It prophesied possibly a new cycle, a new pousse of the malady.†   (source)
  • LE BRET: All that I prophesied: desertion, want!†   (source)
  • You was a prophesying—that's what you was doing!†   (source)
  • Cole's death ushered in the bloody time that he had prophesied.†   (source)
  • So, every Sunday, after Eulalie had gone, Francoise would mercilessly prophesy her coming downfall.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 17: The Judge Utters Dire Prophesy.†   (source)
  • I sent gifts and monies and gifts again to them, and they prophesied.'†   (source)
  • "With pleasure," said he, "though I venture to prophesy that you'll want very few hints.†   (source)
  • Everything fell out as Mme. Bonacieux prophesied.†   (source)
  • I now prophesy that I will dismember my dismemberer.†   (source)
  • From that time out, I prophesied myself bald-headed trying to supply the demand.†   (source)
  • Tom said: " 'IT WAS PROPHESIED THAT I WOULD KILL A MAN.†   (source)
  • 'Ah,' drawled Kim, with infinite contempt, 'they prophesied!'†   (source)
  • His friends told one an1 other that he was a man of excellent gifts, and he listened to them willingly when they prophesied his future eminence.†   (source)
  • Why then rage and prophesy?†   (source)
  • Yes: there was to be, as Lord Henry had prophesied, a new Hedonism that was to recreate life, and to save it from that harsh, uncomely puritanism that is having, in our own day, its curious revival.†   (source)
  • She made wonderful progress and those who heard her prophesied that she would be the greatest singer in the world.†   (source)
  • The city of Gopher Prairie welcomes her to our midst and prophesies for her many happy years in the energetic city of the twin lakes and the future.†   (source)
  • At the same time, he could also report to them, thank God, that Rhadamanthus allowed for some hope amid the hopelessness and prophesied a gentle, painless exitus despite Joachim's youth.†   (source)
  • He climbed on to the box shivering, with his collar up, prophesying the swift approach of bad weather.†   (source)
  • You prophesied for him the disaster of weariness and of disgust with acquired honour, with the self-appointed task, with the love sprung from pity and youth.†   (source)
  • We may wonder whether at the acme and summit of the human progress these anachronisms will be corrected by a finer intuition, a closer interaction of the social machinery than that which now jolts us round and along; but such completeness is not to be prophesied, or even conceived as possible.†   (source)
  • He watched until they drove away, the gross parents, the bland, degenerate offspring: it was easy to prophesy the family's swing around Europe, bullying their betters with hard ignorance and hard money.†   (source)
  • He remembered how, when he was a lad of fifteen, his godmother, the Squire's wife—the only rich person with whom he had ever come in contact—had pinned her faith to his success; had prophesied a wondrous career for him.†   (source)
  • …up, Mr. Brewer knew; Mr. Brewer, managing clerk at Sibleys and Arrowsmiths, auctioneers, valuers, land and estate agents; something was up, he thought, and, being paternal with his young men, and thinking very highly of Smith's abilities, and prophesying that he would, in ten or fifteen years, succeed to the leather arm-chair in the inner room under the skylight with the deed-boxes round him, "if he keeps his health," said Mr. Brewer, and that was the danger—he looked weakly; advised…†   (source)
  • She did not, as the cynical matrons had prophesied, "give up worrying about the world and other folks' babies soon as she got one of her own to fight for."†   (source)
  • Dick dined with Franz and his bride and a small dog with a smell of burning rubber, in their cottage on the edge of the grounds, He felt vaguely oppressed, not by the atmosphere of modest retrenchment, nor by Frau Gregorovius, who might have been prophesied, but by the sudden contracting of horizons to which Franz seemed so reconciled.†   (source)
  • …at home with her son), so that not only did his colleagues respect him, his subordinates fear him, but the friends and relations of his patients felt for him the keenest gratitude for insisting that these prophetic Christs and Christesses, who prophesied the end of the world, or the advent of God, should drink milk in bed, as Sir William ordered; Sir William with his thirty years' experience of these kinds of cases, and his infallible instinct, this is madness, this sense; in fact, his…†   (source)
  • Has republicanism finally triumphed? or have you come to a mere dictatorship, which some persons in the nineteenth century used to prophesy as the ultimate outcome of democracy?†   (source)
  • Ahab did not like Micaiah, because he never prophesied good concerning him, but evil; probably he liked the sycophant son of Chenaannah better; yet might Ahab have escaped a bloody death, had he but stopped his ears to flattery, and opened them to faithful counsel.†   (source)
  • The friends of the French went abroad, wild with excitement, and prophesying the triumph of their Emperor.†   (source)
  • The hopeful philanthropist esteemed it a token that the millennium was already come; while persons of another stamp, in whose view mankind was a breed of bulldogs, prophesied that all the old stoutness, fervor, nobleness, generosity, and magnanimity of the race would disappear,--these qualities, as they affirmed, requiring blood for their nourishment.†   (source)
  • I prophesy you will soon spoil him; any one could see how proud he grew, in a short time, just because he stood by my horses' heads. while I turned them into the highway."†   (source)
  • I prophesied truly, and failed only in one single circumstance, that in all the misery I imagined and dreaded, I did not conceive the hundredth part of the anguish I was destined to endure.†   (source)
  • Apropos of the "Pioneer"—somebody had prophesied that it would soon be like a dying dolphin, and turn all colors for want of knowing how to help itself, because Mr. Brooke's protege, the brilliant young Ladislaw, was gone or going.†   (source)
  • Anne could do no more; but her heart prophesied some mischance to damp the perfection of her felicity.†   (source)
  • I twigged it, knew it; had had the gift, might readily have prophesied it—for when I clapped my eye upon his skull I saw it.†   (source)
  • It had kept its boughs unshattered, and its full complement of leaves; and the whole in perfect verdure, except a single branch, that, by the earlier change with which the elm-tree sometimes prophesies the autumn, had been transmuted to bright gold.†   (source)
  • I have been astonished at the miracles it has wrought; that some of my neighbors, who, I should have prophesied, once for all, would never get to Boston by so prompt a conveyance, are on hand when the bell rings.†   (source)
  • If something happens later on, it'll be: 'Ah, the holy man foresaw it, prophesied it!' though it's a poor sort of prophecy, flopping like that.†   (source)
  • This done, the ladies and gentlemen united in prophesying that they would live for many, many years, and that there was no occasion at all for Mrs Kenwigs to distress herself; which, in good truth, there did not appear to be; the loveliness of the children by no means justifying her apprehensions.†   (source)
  • Whenever he ordered up the danger-signals along the coast there was a week's dead calm, sure, and every time he prophesied fair weather it rained brickbats.†   (source)
  • From what you have seen of Tom, I think he is not a youth of whom you would prophesy failure in anything he had thoroughly wished; the wagers are likely to be on his side, notwithstanding his small success in the classics.†   (source)
  • Hannah was out of humor because her week's work was deranged, and prophesied that "ef the washin' and ironin' warn't done reg'lar, nothin' would go well anywheres".†   (source)
  • Ah! cousin, when I remember how much I used to dread riding, what terrors it gave me to hear it talked of as likely to do me good (oh! how I have trembled at my uncle's opening his lips if horses were talked of), and then think of the kind pains you took to reason and persuade me out of my fears, and convince me that I should like it after a little while, and feel how right you proved to be, I am inclined to hope you may always prophesy as well."†   (source)
  • "Now—the first man in the parish that I hear prophesying bad of our mistress, why" (here the fist was raised and let fall as Thor might have done with his hammer in assaying it)—"he'll smell and taste that—or I'm a Dutchman."†   (source)
  • As he had prophesied would be the case, he remained paralyzed in the right arm and the left leg, and had given up all hope of ever enjoying it himself.†   (source)
  • He appeared, it is true, to feel the whole awfulness of the Judge's death, yet had received the fact into his mind without any mixture of surprise, but as an event preordained, happening inevitably, and so fitting itself into past occurrences that it could almost have been prophesied.†   (source)
  • There might have been cause for maternal anxiety, if Demi had not given convincing proofs that he was a true boy, as well as a budding philosopher, for often, after a discussion which caused Hannah to prophesy, with ominous nods, "That child ain't long for this world," he would turn about and set her fears at rest by some of the pranks with which dear, dirty, naughty little rascals distract and delight their parent's souls.†   (source)
  • He was both out of pocket and out of spirits by that catastrophe, failed in his health, and prophesied the speedy ruin of the Empire.†   (source)
  • It is prophesied that Thou wilt come again in victory, Thou wilt come with Thy chosen, the proud and strong, but we will say that they have only saved themselves, but we have saved all.†   (source)
  • To recount all the delight and wonder which the circumstances just detailed awakened at Miss La Creevy's, and all the things that were done, said, thought, expected, hoped, and prophesied in consequence, is beside the present course and purpose of these adventures.†   (source)
  • As my driver prophesied when I was plowing, they warmed me twice—once while I was splitting them, and again when they were on the fire, so that no fuel could give out more heat.†   (source)
  • Some few acquired great credit from having prophesied, the day before yesterday, exactly when it would come to pass; others, again, related, how that they guessed what it was, directly they saw Mr Kenwigs turn pale and run up the street as hard as ever he could go.†   (source)
  • Their Historians affirm, that a Prophet who prophesy'd of Mahomet, came from this Temple, and some do not stand to assert, that the Prophet Jonas was cast forth by the Whale at the Base of the Temple."†   (source)
  • …over the land—this seed I regularly and faithfully procured from the village, till at length one morning I forgot the rules, and scalded my yeast; by which accident I discovered that even this was not indispensable—for my discoveries were not by the synthetic but analytic process—and I have gladly omitted it since, though most housewives earnestly assured me that safe and wholesome bread without yeast might not be, and elderly people prophesied a speedy decay of the vital forces.†   (source)
  • As he explained to his limping disciple, a man bred among mountains can prophesy the course of a mountain-road, and though low-lying clouds might be a hindrance to a short-cutting stranger, they made no earthly difference to a thoughtful man.†   (source)
  • CHAPTER 19: The Prophesy Realized.†   (source)
  • You will remember that there was great talk, when you reached the Valley of Holiness, about my having prophesied your coming and the very hour of your arrival, two or three days beforehand.†   (source)
  • But the partisans of the French prophesied a more speedy extermination of the Emperor's enemies than this; and it was agreed on all hands that Prussians and British would never return except as prisoners in the rear of the conquering army.†   (source)
  • The others were very human; pressing small comforts upon the old man—a betel-box, a fine new iron pencase, a food-bag, and such-like—warning him against the dangers of the world without, and prophesying a happy end to the Search.†   (source)
  • Again: as the profound calm which only apparently precedes and prophesies of the storm, is perhaps more awful than the storm itself; for, indeed, the calm is but the wrapper and envelope of the storm; and contains it in itself, as the seemingly harmless rifle holds the fatal powder, and the ball, and the explosion; so the graceful repose of the line, as it silently serpentines about the oarsmen before being brought into actual play—this is a thing which carries more of true terror than…†   (source)
  • Some of the minor prophesies have come true; some of the minor and some of the major ones have not been fulfilled yet, and of course may never be: still, I should be more surprised if they failed to arrive than if they didn't."†   (source)
  • He was almost a skeleton when they put him on board the Ramchunder East Indiaman, Captain Bragg, from Calcutta, touching at Madras, and so weak and prostrate that his friend who had tended him through his illness prophesied that the honest Major would never survive the voyage, and that he would pass some morning, shrouded in flag and hammock, over the ship's side, and carrying down to the sea with him the relic that he wore at his heart.†   (source)
  • But about noon of the third day I had stopped in the road to take a precaution which had been suggested by the whip-stroke that had fallen to my share two days before; a precaution which I had afterward decided to leave untaken, I was so loath to institute it; but now I had just had a fresh reminder: while striding heedlessly along, with jaw spread and intellect at rest, for I was prophesying, I stubbed my toe and fell sprawling.†   (source)
  • …two days, the name of Mantalini appeared in the list of bankrupts: Miss Nickleby received an intimation per post, on the same morning, that the business would be, in future, carried on under the name of Miss Knag, and that her assistance would no longer be required—a piece of intelligence with which Mrs Nickleby was no sooner made acquainted, than that good lady declared she had expected it all along and cited divers unknown occasions on which she had prophesied to that precise effect.†   (source)
  • They called men into the tent—one of them certainly was the Colonel, as his father had prophesied—and they asked him an infinity of questions, chiefly about the woman who looked after him, all of which Kim answered truthfully.†   (source)
  • Ah, but I can prophesy his weeping after his people perish!†   (source)
  • Even in death Prince Hektor still addressed him: "Why prophesy my sudden death, Patroklos?†   (source)
  • In anger and gloom Akhilleus said to him: "Xanthos, why prophesy my death?†   (source)
  • How Merlin prophesied that two the best knights of the world should fight there, which were Sir Lancelot and Sir Tristram.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
  • And at that time Merlin prophesied that in that same place should fight two the best knights that ever were in Arthur's days, and the best lovers.†   (source)
  • And I prophesy to you who are my murderers, that immediately after my departure punishment far heavier than you have inflicted on me will surely await you.†   (source)
  • Thus she prophesied seven years agone.†   (source)
  • And so all the people praised him; and though he was not christened yet he believed in the best manner, and was full faithful and true of his promise, and well conditioned; and because he made his avow that he would never be christened unto the time that he had achieved the beast Glatisant, the which was a full wonderful beast, and a great signification; for Merlin prophesied much of that beast.†   (source)
  • …Peleus' Son ….
    how once at the gods' lavish feast the captains clashed
    in a savage war of words, while Agamemnon, lord of armies,
    rejoiced at heart that Achaea's bravest men were battling so.
    For this was the victory sign that Apollo prophesied
    at his shrine in Pytho when Agamemnon strode across
    the rocky threshold, asking the oracle for advice—
    the start of the tidal waves of ruin tumbling down
    on Troy's and Achaea's forces, both at once,
    thanks to the will of Zeus who…†   (source)
  • On the crest of a Scottish hill, the night wind of an autumn storm whipping my hair and skirts like the sheets of a banshee, I turned my face to the shadowed skies and prepared to prophesy.†   (source)
  • One more labor lies in store—
    boundless, laden with danger, great and long,
    and I must brave it out from start to finish.
    So the ghost of Tiresias prophesied to me,
    the day that I went down to the House of Death
    to learn our best route home, my comrades' and my own.
    But come, let's go to bed, dear woman—at long last
    delight in sleep, delight in each other, come!"
    If it's bed you want," reserved Penelope replied,

    "it's bed you'll have, whenever the spirit moves you,
    now…†   (source)
  • …beauty,
    so the boy would live among the deathless gods.
    Yet Apollo made magnanimous Polyphides a prophet—
    after Amphiaraus' death—the greatest seer on earth.
    But a feud with his father drove him off to Hyperesia
    where he made his home and prophesied to the world ….
    This prophet's son it was—Theoclymenus his name—
    who approached Telemachus now and found him pouring
    wine to a god and saying prayers beside his ship.
    "Friend," he said in a winging supplication,
    "since I find you…†   (source)
  • BANTAM LYONS: Prophesy who will win the Saint Leger.†   (source)
  • …way by Nelson's Pillar, Henry street, Mary street, Capel street, Little Britain street chanting the introit in Epiphania Domini which beginneth Surge, illuminare and thereafter most sweetly the gradual Omnes which saith de Saba venient they did divers wonders such as casting out devils, raising the dead to life, multiplying fishes, healing the halt and the blind, discovering various articles which had been mislaid, interpreting and fulfilling the scriptures, blessing and prophesying.†   (source)
  • Kalipedia, he prophesied, would soon be generally adopted and all the graces of life, genuinely good music, agreeable literature, light philosophy, instructive pictures, plastercast reproductions of the classical statues such as Venus and Apollo, artistic coloured photographs of prize babies, all these little attentions would enable ladies who were in a particular condition to pass the intervening months in a most enjoyable manner.†   (source)
  • As in a waking vision, E'en while I chant I see it rise, I scan and prophesy outside and in, Its manifold ensemble.†   (source)
  • …studies, students, born of thee, Thee in thy democratic fetes en-masse, thy high original festivals, operas, lecturers, preachers, Thee in thy ultimate, (the preparations only now completed, the edifice on sure foundations tied,) Thee in thy pinnacles, intellect, thought, thy topmost rational joys, thy love and godlike aspiration, In thy resplendent coming literati, thy full-lung'd orators, thy sacerdotal bards, kosmic savans, These! these in thee, (certain to come,) to-day I prophesy.†   (source)
  • I feel thy ominous greatness evil as well as good, I watch thee advancing, absorbing the present, transcending the past, I see thy light lighting, and thy shadow shadowing, as if the entire globe, But I do not undertake to define thee, hardly to comprehend thee, I but thee name, thee prophesy, as now, I merely thee ejaculate!†   (source)
  • I prophesied, if a gallows were on land, This fellow could not drown.†   (source)
  • I will prophesy he comes to tell me of the players; mark it.†   (source)
  • And yet thou say'st my prophesies are frauds.†   (source)
  • If I were bound to divine of this unity, I would not prophesy so.†   (source)
  • I prophesy the fearfull'st time to thee That ever wretched age hath look'd upon.†   (source)
  • And now, consider whether bought by gold I prophesy.†   (source)
  • An ancient augur prophesied from hence: "Behold on Latian shores a foreign prince!†   (source)
  • Harry, that prophesied thou shouldst be king, Doth comfort thee in thy sleep: live, and flourish!†   (source)
  • And at that time Merlin prophesied that in that same place should fight two the best knights that ever were in Arthur's days, and the best lovers.†   (source)
  • that "He spake not this of himselfe, but being High Priest that year, he prophesied that one man should dye for the nation."†   (source)
  • Over thy wounds now do I prophesy,— Which, like dumb mouths do ope their ruby lips To beg the voice and utterance of my tongue,— A curse shall light upon the limbs of men; Domestic fury and fierce civil strife Shall cumber all the parts of Italy; Blood and destruction shall be so in use, And dreadful objects so familiar, That mothers shall but smile when they behold Their infants quarter'd with the hands of war; All pity choked with custom of fell deeds: And Caesar's spirit, ranging…†   (source)
  • The only refuge left for those who prophesy the downfall of the State governments is the visionary supposition that the federal government may previously accumulate a military force for the projects of ambition.†   (source)
  • Know that you have here before you (open your eyes and you will see) that great knight of whom the sage Merlin has prophesied such great things; that Don Quixote of La Mancha I mean, who has again, and to better purpose than in past times, revived in these days knight-errantry, long since forgotten, and by whose intervention and aid it may be we shall be disenchanted; for great deeds are reserved for great men.'†   (source)
  • For thus Anchises prophesied of old, And this our fatal place of rest foretold: 'When, on a foreign shore, instead of meat, By famine forc'd, your trenchers you shall eat, Then ease your weary Trojans will attend, And the long labors of your voyage end.†   (source)
  • 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!†   (source)
  • The night has been unruly: where we lay, Our chimneys were blown down: and, as they say, Lamentings heard i' the air, strange screams of death; And prophesying, with accents terrible, Of dire combustion and confus'd events, New hatch'd to the woeful time: the obscure bird Clamour'd the live-long night; some say the earth Was feverous, and did shake.†   (source)
  • Mistress, 'respice finem,' respect your end; or rather, the prophesy, like the parrot, 'Beware the rope's-end.'†   (source)
  • There is a history in all men's lives, Figuring the natures of the times deceased; The which observed, a man may prophesy, With a near aim, of the main chance of things As yet not come to life, who in their seeds And weak beginning lie intreasured.†   (source)
  • 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.†   (source)
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