foretelling foretelling  /fɔr ˈtɛ lɪŋ/


  1. (n) a statement made about the future
  2. (n) the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means


  1. He resigned in protest and wrote a book, The Economic Consequences of the 'Peace, that stirred an international sensation by clearly foretelling the crisis to come.
  2. Among the spectators were noted fighter Jack Dempsey; his wife, movie-actress Estelle Taylor; a host of lesser celebrities, foretelling spring fashions from Paris.
  3. Stores are about to burst forth with displays of brightly colored dresses and lightweight suits foretelling the not-quite-imminent spring.



  1. "This is a stunning foretelling," Lankin said. "The warning these numbers hold points to a broad assault on our economy and our well-being."
    on Dec 1, 2007 By: Frances Lankin Source: Toronto Star

  2. Referring to a biblical psalm about the destruction of Jerusalem, the Pope said: "It was almost a symbolic foretelling of the extermination camps in which the Jewish people were subjected to as part of infamous project of death which remains an...
    on Dec 9, 2005 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: Totally Jewish

  3. Rendell said that while it would be a "tough year" for incumbents because of the economy, "losses in November would be a lot less than most of the prognosticators are foretelling."
    on Mar 28, 2010 By: Ed Rendell Source: ABC News (blog)

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