prophecy


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Synonyms for prophecy

Synonyms for prophecy

something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means

Synonyms for prophecy

knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)

a prediction uttered under divine inspiration

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In truth, the law of prophecy doth contradict the likelihoods, most strangely making the difficult easy, and the easy difficult.
This prophecy struck the heart of my father with such woe, that he never got over it, but that did not prevent him from attending carefully to my education till I attained, a short time ago, my fifteenth birthday.
This remarkable prophecy has now become stale reading, as stale as Darwin's "Origin of Species," or Adam Smith's "Wealth of Nations.
Let us unite in ardent supplication to the Founder of nations and the Builder of worlds, that what then was prophecy may continue unfolding into history--that the dearest hopes of the human race may not be extinguished in disappointment, and that the last may prove the noblest empire of time.
Follow then the footsteps of the valiant enchanted knight, for it is expedient that thou shouldst go to the destination assigned to both of you; and as it is not permitted to me to say more, God be with thee; for I return to that place I wot of;" and as he brought the prophecy to a close he raised his voice to a high pitch, and then lowered it to such a soft tone, that even those who knew it was all a joke were almost inclined to take what they heard seriously.
It has been remarked that the prophecy of a new generation of teachers who would rebuke and exhort the Athenian people in harsher and more violent terms was, as far as we know, never fulfilled.
I don't say," resumed the guard, "that Coysel is not a sorcerer, but I say that if his prophecy gets wind, it's a sure way to prevent it's coming true.
He was bantered for his prophecy, which was attributed to his having supped too heartily, and been visited by bad dreams.
The Blackbird prophesied his death within a certain time, and he had the secret means of verifying his prophecy.
A letter heretofore unpublished from Herrera to Madame Lavalle tells us how the Master's prophecy was verified.
There was also another prophecy, before the year of '88, which I do not well understand.
But scarcely had she touched it, before the fairy's prophecy was fulfilled; the spindle wounded her, and she fell down lifeless on the ground.
Pilgrims, always prone to find prophecies in the Bible, and often where none exist, speak cheerfully and complacently of poor, ruined Ephesus as the victim of prophecy.
He might as well have been the Sybil who tore up the leaves of prophecy that nobody would attend to.
One of his brother Masons had revealed to Pierre the following prophecy concerning Napoleon, drawn from the Revelation of St.