foretold foretold  /fɔr ˈtoʊld/


  1. (v) foreshadow or presage
  2. (v) make a prediction about; tell in advance
  3. (v) indicate by signs


  1. The exact opposite was foretold by the husband whose murder she vowed to avenge and whose political legacy she promised to preserve.
  2. Many of these little alarms went unnoticed, but they foretold a change in his preferences.
  3. But again that cannot quite compensate us for our disappointment in this earnest, well-made, consistently interesting chronicle of death we know to be foretold.


  • Obama Data 'Under-Mining' Undermines American Values

    In the wake of revelations that the IRS was used as a thuggish enforcement arm of the Obama campaign come further allegations of snooping by the NSA. Suddenly we feel we have a creepy stalker. George Orwell's foretold world of an all-intrusive government is upon us.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Christian Post


  1. Gates said that the outcome of each conflict is "far from foretold" and that each will persist "for a long time to come."
    on May 15, 2008 By: Robert Gates Source: Forbes

  2. In "Chronicle of a decline foretold," prominent economic historian Niall Ferguson, writing in the Financial Times, said though this was "the worst economic crisis in 70 years, many people remained in deep denial about it."
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Niall Ferguson Source: Middle East Times

  3. Galbraith says, "The fraud begins with a controlling fact, inescapably evident but universally ignored. It is that the future economic performance of the economy, the passage from good times to recession or depression and back, cannot be foretold....
    on Nov 22, 2009 By: John Kenneth Galbraith Source: Daily News & Analysis

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