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prophetic
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention
  • "There it is, Bessy; it's what I've been telling you," said Mrs. Pullet, in a tone of prophetic sadness; "it's your children,—there's no knowing what they'll come to."
    1.10 -- Book 1 Chapter 10 -- Maggie Behaves Worse Than She Expected (72% in)
  • Maggie always writhed under this judgment of Tom's; she rebelled and was humiliated in the same moment; it seemed as if he held a glass before her to show her her own folly and weakness, as if he were a prophetic voice predicting her future fallings; and yet, all the while, she judged him in return; she said inwardly that he was narrow and unjust, that he was below feeling those mental needs which were often the source of the wrong-doing or absurdity that made her life a planless...
    6.4 -- Book 6 Chapter 4 -- Brother and Sister (76% in)
  • To the world's wife there had always been something in Miss Tulliver's very physique that a refined instinct felt to be prophetic of harm.
    7.2 -- Book 7 Chapter 2 -- St. Ogg's Passes Judgment (21% in)

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