soothsaying


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something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means

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He begins with an explication of the interrelated meaning of prophecy and soothsaying, reminding us of the nexus of divination, poetry and prophecy prevalent in pre-Islamic Arabia.
And now Micky Adams has jumped on the soothsaying bandwagon by going public with a series of stunningly accurate predictions himself.
Some here, where we're always looking for the "light" story to balance the more ponderous content of the paper, thought the Edward story fit the bill, regardless of what one thought of his soothsaying and "communicating" with the dead.
The soothsaying is necessary because Department of Health officials have stated that they do not expect emergency admissions to rise by more than 3% beyond a threshold which they've set at 2004/05 levels.
And, with cries of "it's business as usual" coming from the remaining 2,000 HQ staff, all King's hard work and soothsaying began to pay off.
22) Virgil's disavowal of any suggestion that his birthplace--and by extension he himself-practiced pagan soothsaying is a crux in the Inferno.
Johnson, a fellow in politics at Magdalen College, Oxford, from 1969 to 1995, needs to prepare himself for such a soothsaying role.
The Fortune-Telling Book: The Encyclopedia Of Divination And Soothsaying (1578591473, $24.
Every year, Fichter figured in the show as an accordion-playing, soothsaying bag lady in a big hat.
Diverse Manuals" is the ambiguous title that encompasses wide-ranging works on magic and soothsaying, manuals for the home and office, epistolary and holiday handbooks.
3) There are calendar pages, charts of moon phases, and general predictions of the future ('What Soothsayers are Soothsaying About the Next Century and Beyond'), as well as brief essays on curing insomnia, on 'How to Prevent Wrinkles', and on myths and common superstitions, along with recipes for pie, rules for pruning, 'Secrets of the Zodiac', and pages devoted to religious observance and belief (pp.
The listeners tried their best to explain its effect on them in terms of the types of text known to them like poetry and soothsaying.
Curiously, while the Germanic languages focus more on the common-sensical, pragmatic sides of riddles, the Romance and Slavonic languages clearly identify the concept with more esoteric spheres of religion and soothsaying.
You can make a good living from soothsaying [vom Wahrsagen] but not from truthsaying [vom Wahrheit-sagen]" The best are truths that only seem obvious after they have been stated neatly.
There he slobbers about with a soothsaying lady , who services groupies while uttering time-worn proverbs.