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used in The House of the Seven Gables

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a prediction of the future (usually said to be obtained in a supernatural way)
  • At the moment of execution—with the halter about his neck, and while Colonel Pyncheon sat on horseback, grimly gazing at the scene Maule had addressed him from the scaffold, and uttered a prophecy, of which history, as well as fireside tradition, has preserved the very words.
    Chapter 1 — The Old Pyncheon Family (14% in)
  • And not merely so, but was it hereditary in him, and transmitted down, as a precious heirloom, from that bearded ancestor, in whose picture both the expression and, to a singular degree, the features of the modern Judge were shown as by a kind of prophecy?
    Chapter 8 — The Pyncheon of To-day (25% in)
  • He had that sense, or inward prophecy,—which a young man had better never have been born than not to have, and a mature man had better die at once than utterly to relinquish,—that we are not doomed to creep on forever in the old bad way, but that, this very now, there are the harbingers abroad of a golden era, to be accomplished in his own lifetime.
    Chapter 12 — The Daguerreotypist (48% in)
  • The past is but a coarse and sensual prophecy of the present and the future.
    Chapter 17 — The Flight of Two Owls (49% in)
  • Old Maule's prophecy was probably founded on a knowledge of this physical predisposition in the Pyncheon race.
    Chapter 20 — The Flower of Eden (46% in)
  • The Pyncheon Elm, moreover, with what foliage the September gale had spared to it, whispered unintelligible prophecies.
    Chapter 21 — The Departure (98% in)

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