haruspex


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Synonyms for haruspex

a person who foretells future events by or as if by supernatural means

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So, you can imagine the state of Claire when she visited Lady Haruspex on West Derby Road; she could hardly get her words out with nerves.
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57) Its low prestige stemmed both from the fact that, unlike the oracle-pronouncer at a major site or haruspex, any layman could play bird diviner, and from the ready accessibility of rules for decoding ornithological signs.
Though Powell could endow even the driest of economic statistics with the gravity of a biblical portent of doom, in private he was very far from the mirthless haruspex of popular legend.
Not surprisingly, then, he searches like a haruspex through various sexual clues scattered in the available material.
I feel something of a haruspex as I pack away the kit at the end of the session A Roman augur predicting what lies ahead By inspecting the entrails of sacrificed animals A latter day soothsayer with my little kit of divine prophecy Without any knowledge of the outcome of my uttered divination.