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prophetic
used in Middlemarch

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foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
  • If his prophetic soul had been urged to particularize, it seemed to him that "fits" would have been the definite expression alighted upon.
    Book 3 — Waiting for Death (62% in)
  • "That is what I expect, you know," said Mr. Brooke, not wishing to betray how little he enjoyed this prophetic sketch—"what I expect as an independent man.
    Book 1 — Miss Brooke (41% in)
  • No soul was prophetic enough to have any foreboding as to what might appear on the trial of Joshua Rigg.
    Book 4 — Three Love Problems (17% in)
  • Fred did not enter into formal reasons, which are a very artificial, inexact way of representing the tingling returns of old habit, and the caprices of young blood: but there was lurking in him a prophetic sense that evening, that when he began to play he should also begin to bet—that he should enjoy some punch-drinking, and in general prepare himself for feeling "rather seedy" in the morning.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (36% in)
  • If Bulstrode should turn out to be a rascal, Frank Hawley had a prophetic soul.
    Book 7 — Two Temptations (84% in)
  • It contained that concentrated experience which in great crises of emotion reveals the bias of a nature, and is prophetic of the ultimate act which will end an intermediate struggle.
    Book 8 — Sunset and Sunrise (17% in)

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