or less commonly prophesy
: an inspired utterance of a prophet
: the function or vocation of a prophet
: the inspired declaration of divine will and purpose
: a prediction of something to come
Synonyms for prophecy
auguring, augury, bodement, cast, forecast, forecasting, foretelling, predicting, prediction, presaging, prognosis, prognostic, prognosticating, prognostication, soothsaying, vaticination
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Examples of prophecy in a Sentence
The prophecies of the author have all come true.
She has the gift of prophecy.
Recent Examples on the Web
Then again, Voldemort was motivated by a famous prophecy that Harry would kill him.
The prophecy was made under terms of absolute secrecy and hence, her training began – at least, that’s my theory.
Many Twitter users decided that Saga obviously fulfilled some kind of prophecy, which definitely makes her queen…or at least prime minister, right?
On its eastern edge are the Sibillini Mountains, named for the Appenine Sibyl—a legendary oracle who lived in a cave there and dispensed prophecies to medieval travelers.
The commission wants to avoid taking an action that will make closure a self-fulfilling prophecy.
That claim turned out to be a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Cormier fulfilled the prophecy at UFC 226, knocking down Miocic with a right hand to the jaw in the final minute of the first round, then pounding Miocic’s face with two more punches on the canvas to finish him.
The marketing gurus had cause for rejoice — at long last, the 22-year-old Jones had fulfilled their prophecy.
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First Known Use of prophecy
13th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1
History and Etymology for prophecy
Middle English prophecie, from Anglo-French, from Late Latin prophetia, from Greek prophēteia, from prophētēs prophet
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Kids Definition of prophecy
: the ability to predict what will happen in the future
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