vaticination

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vaticination knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vaticination Prediction; prophecy. "It is not a false utterance; it is a true, though an impetuous, vaticination ."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vaticination The act of prophesying; prediction; prophecy.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • ns Vaticination prophecy: prediction
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. vaticinatio,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. vaticināri, -ātus, to prophesy—vates, a seer.

Usage

In literature:

Her carmine lips vaticinated with an extraordinary rapidity.
"Under Western Eyes" by Joseph Conrad
Never had the vaticinating style of oratory a greater vogue.
"Thyrza" by George Gissing
The seers of Bagamoyo had delivered their vaticinations concerning this same Masika with solemnity.
"How I Found Livingstone" by Henry M. Stanley
Whereupon the owner of that soul deserveth to be termed a vaticinator, or prophet.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Book III." by Francois Rabelais
Even the babe unborn did not escape some unsavory epithets in the way of vaticination.
"Atlantic Monthly, Volume 6, No. 38, December, 1860" by Various
What better is this than the absurd vaticination of Teiresias?
"The Consolation of Philosophy" by Boethius
How are we to regard the vaticinations of the heathen oracle?
"Roman Mosaics" by Hugh Macmillan
Mr. KILEY'S gloomy vaticinations as to the disastrous effect of the Plumage Bill on British commerce met with no encouragement from Sir ROBERT HORNE.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 7th, 1920" by Various
But I will deal in no more vaticinations of Evil.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
It is no very good symptom, either of nations or individuals, that they deal much in vaticination.
"Book of Wise Sayings" by W. A. Clouston
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