Soothsay

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Soothsay A true saying; a proverb; a prophecy.
    • Soothsay Omen; portent. Having "God turn the same to good soothsay ."
    • v. i Soothsay To foretell; to predict. "My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass.""You can not soothsay .""Old soothsaying Glaucus' spell."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • soothsay To foretell the future; make predictions.
    • n soothsay Soothsaying; prediction; prognostication; prophecy.
    • n soothsay A portent; an omen.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.i Soothsay to foretell, to divine
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Sooth, + say,; properly to say truth, tell the truth
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. sóth, true; Ice. sannr, true.

Usage

In literature:

The soothsayer and her husband reminded her of the infant's fate, but she was brave, and let her child learn.
"Things as They Are" by Amy Wilson-Carmichael
He gives special prominence to the soothsayer, who on the eve of battle enters into elaborate intercourse with the devil.
"The Founder of New France" by Charles W. Colby
I am soothseer and soothsayer, because you are blood of my blood, bone of my bone, and I cannot help but know.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
But if I were, do you know what soothsayers I would consult?
"Shirley" by Charlotte Brontë
She told this dream to the soothsayers, and asked them what it meant.
"Alexander the Great" by Jacob Abbott
He called together his soothsayers, related his dream to them, and asked for their interpretation.
"Cyrus the Great" by Jacob Abbott
The soothsayers formed a respected order of the priesthood.
"Vestiges of the Mayas" by Augustus Le Plongeon
Egypt had its soothsayers thousands of years ago.
"The Moving Finger" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
He envies other kings, who can hold counsel with their gods, or who can learn the will of the gods from soothsayers.
"The Forerunners" by Romain Rolland
Oh, for the spirit of a soothsayer; for one prophetic moment!
"The Story of Old Fort Loudon" by Charles Egbert Craddock
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In news:

Wall Street's Soothsayers See Darkening Clouds.
The Mars Volta Soothsayer The Bedlam in Goliath Umvd Labels 10:27.
The ' soothsayer ' who came to dinner.
Dennis Gonzalez NY Quartet Dance of the Soothsayer 's Tongue: Dennis Gonzalez NY Quartet at Tonic Clean Feed.
Dance of the Soothsayer 's Tongue features the much-discussed 34-minute recording of trumpeter Dennis Gonzalez's quartet at Tonic, during the 2003 Festival of New Trumpet Music.
Soothsaying might still be banned in some parts of the country, but St Johnsbury has repealed the ordinance against peering into the future that it had on the books since 1966.
Creation Is Crucifixion Confessions of A Soothsayer In_Silico.
That soothsayer who warned Julius Caesar to "beware the ides of March" didn't know crap.
Let's take a look at all the predictions and soothsayings being predicted and soothsaid.
The ancient Scythians discouraged frivolous prophecies by burning to death any soothsayer whose predictions didn't come true.
The term " prophet " is often vulgarized to mean "soothsayer" or "fortune teller.
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