prophesy :

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  • v  predict or reveal through, or as if through, divine inspiration
  • v  deliver a sermon

  • About a year ago, he was heard to prophesy, in a synagogue no less, that "there will come a day when a Jew will get up and kill many Arabs for killing Meir Kahane" -- the Jewish .
  • The criticism of Japan turned into a self-fulfilling prophesy as Takeshima Day 2006 took on a more jingoistic, anti-Korean tone due to Korea's anti-Japan response the previous year.
  • Such a novel, they prophesy, will find its ideal subject in the automobile industry.
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  • George Armstrong Custer in CBS News
    Asked if the Internet is training up new battalions of those young people, Custer tells Pelley, "It's a self-fulfilling prophesy that's exactly what the jihadist Internet is there to do."
  • Tom Harkin in WCCO
    There's no doubt in my mind we are being stampeded,said Harkin. "It's sort of like a self-fulfilling prophesy. I'm telling you, this thing doesn't smell right."
  • Francis Fukuyama in Barre Montpelier Times Argus
    Francis Fukuyama, a former neo-con theorist, wrote in the New York Times magazine that by invading Iraq, "the Bush administration created a self-fulfilling prophesy; Iraq has now replaced Afghanistan as a magnet, a training ground and an operational...

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