prophetess

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prophetess a woman prophet
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prophetess A female prophet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prophetess A female prophet; a woman who speaks with inspiration or foretells future events.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. prophétesse, L. prophetissa,

Usage

In literature:

They were all prophets and prophetesses.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
These sent for a prophetess to tell them what the end of their new colony would be.
"The True Story Book"
With her inspired face, and with her floating veil, she looked like a Prophetess of old.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Odin, in the meantime, had resolved to consult one of the dead Vala or prophetesses.
"Myths of the Norsemen" by H. A. Guerber
She might, indeed, have been a prophetess of old.
"The Magnificent Adventure" by Emerson Hough
In the dark ages the days described by Deborah the prophetess had returned.
"Old Roads and New Roads" by William Bodham Donne
Two years afterwards Joanna retired from secular business, and set up as a prophetess at Exeter.
"English Caricaturists and Graphic Humourists of the Nineteenth Century." by Graham Everitt
Money, sir, money for the prophetess.
"Olla Podrida" by Frederick Marryat
But at midday he set forth alone to visit that prophetess of renown, Madame Prewster.
"The Witches of New York" by Q. K. Philander Doesticks
Much excitement and no little awe in the nursery, not so much because the father was a bishop as because Bessie was a prophetess.
"Elizabeth Gilbert and Her Work for the Blind" by Frances Martin
We were conducted, through an inconsiderable place, to the town where the prophetess resided.
"A Narrative of the Shipwreck, Captivity and Sufferings of Horace Holden and Benj. H. Nute" by Horace Holden
I have kept constant company with that old prophetess whom you so unkindly sent away.
"Tales from the German" by Various
Was it the Priestess and the Prophetess Miriam, back once more to the banks of the Nile?
"Eleven Possible Cases" by Frank R. Stockton
Both prophet and prophetess were looked upon as the chosen spokesmen for Jehovah.
"Oriental Women" by Edward Bagby Pollard
To those of opposite mind she appeared the inspired prophetess of a new era of thought and of sentiment.
"Margaret Fuller (Marchesa Ossoli)" by Julia Ward Howe
Ganna is a prophetess among the Semnones at the time of Emperor Domitianus.
"Women of the Teutonic Nations" by Hermann Schoenfeld
The prophetess held up her hand and the women ceased chattering.
"The Sun Maid" by Evelyn Raymond
Well, she isn't yet an infallible prophetess, for you've come alone, comrade.
"Villa Eden:" by Berthold Auerbach
Have I been as good a prophetess in saying that you would like it?
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
She would have been priestess and prophetess of a wild Saxon race.
"The Lost Manuscript" by Gustav Freytag
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In poetry:

For he had said the veil was drawn
That hid the sacrifice within;
That his eyes had seen the Prophetess
At that uncover'd shrine;
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
"Thro' the sleepless nights of thirty months,
He had listen'd to that shriek of woe;
But he never had seen the Prophetess
Of the Oracle below !
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Where he stood was all of rugged rock,
But the shrine was girt with an iron frame,
And a curtain hid the Prophetess
As she watched by the flame !
"The Prophetess Of The Oracle Of Seam" by Anne Bannerman
Is the prophetess with rods
Beaten, that she writhes in air?
With the Gods who never spare,
Wrestling with the unsparing Gods,
Lone, her body struggles there.
"Cassandra" by George Meredith
“Cry, thou black prophetess! cry, and despair,
None love thee, none! Their father was thy foe,
Whose father in his youth did know thy lair,
And steal thy little demons long ago.
"Songs of the Voices of Birds: A Raven in a White Chine" by Jean Ingelow
"Above all the daughters of men be blest--of Gilead or Asshur,"
Sang Deborah, prophetess, then, from her waving palm.
"Behold her, ye people, behold her the heathen's abasher;
Behold her the Lord hath uplifted--behold and be calm!
"Jael" by Cale Young Rice

In news:

A "prophetess" who visited the church urged Garcia, who felt just fine, to seek help.
In the midst of this hopeless situation, God raised up a woman, someone who—as both a prophetess and a revolutionary—we can look to as a model for women who will fight today for the cause of righteousness .
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