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foretelling

fawr te ling

  • n  a statement made about the future
  • n  the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
  • v  foreshadow or presage
  • v  make a prediction about; tell in advance
  • v  indicate by signs

  • 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.
  • Among the spectators were noted fighter Jack Dempsey; his wife, movie-actress Estelle Taylor; a host of lesser celebrities, foretelling spring fashions from Paris.
  • Stores are about to burst forth with displays of brightly colored dresses and lightweight suits foretelling the not-quite-imminent spring.
Quotes

  • Frances Lankin in Toronto Star
    This is a stunning foretelling,Lankin said. "The warning these numbers hold points to a broad assault on our economy and our well-being."
  • Pope Benedict XVI in Totally Jewish
    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...
  • Ed Rendell in ABC News (blog)
    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."

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