This Man, born and now upgrown, To shew him worthy of his birth divine And high prediction
, henceforth I expose To Satan; let him tempt, and now assay His utmost subtlety, because he boasts And vaunts of his great cunning to the throng Of his Apostasy.
Miserrimus Dexter completely falsified the lawyer's prediction
If he could have called to mind his first interview in the summer-house with his father's old friend he might have remembered Sir Patrick's prediction
that he would sooner or later pay, with interest, the debt he owed to the man who had saved his life.
might have proved true--I might never have committed the errors and endured the sufferings of after years--if I had fallen ill in another house.
I am not a prophetess, but I shall venture on a prediction
They were no sooner gone, than Miss Squeers fulfilled the prediction
of her quondam friend by giving vent to a most copious burst of tears, and uttering various dismal lamentations and incoherent words.
The trivial experience of every day is always verifying some old prediction
to us and converting into things the words and signs which we had heard and seen without heed.
The way Tobin put it,it did seem to corroborate the art of prediction
, though it looked to me that these accidents could happen to any one at Coney without the implication of palmistry.
caught it,' in fulfilment of Noah's prediction
, followed that young gentleman down the stairs to breakfast.
But, in spite of these deficiencies, the wishes, the hopes, the confidence, the predictions
of the small band of true friends who witnessed the ceremony, were fully answered in the perfect happiness of the union.
And, in fine, of false sciences I thought I knew the worth sufficiently to escape being deceived by the professions of an alchemist, the predictions
of an astrologer, the impostures of a magician, or by the artifices and boasting of any of those who profess to know things of which they are ignorant.
He often corrected, with a few clear words, the thousand conjectures advanced by members of the club as to lost and unheard-of travellers, pointing out the true probabilities, and seeming as if gifted with a sort of second sight, so often did events justify his predictions
Oh, sire," replied the minister, "we have no occasion to invent any; every day our desks are loaded with most circumstantial denunciations, coming from hosts of people who hope for some return for services which they seek to render, but cannot; they trust to fortune, and rely upon some unexpected event in some way to justify their predictions
But let us pass from this part of predictions
(concerning which, nevertheless, more light may be taken from that which followeth); and let us speak first, of the materials of seditions; then of the motives of them; and thirdly of the remedies.
Catherine blushed and disclaimed, and the gentleman's predictions