vaticinator

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n vaticinator an authoritative person who divines the future
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Vaticinator One who vaticinates; a prophet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n vaticinator One who vaticinates or predicts; a prophet.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Vaticinator a prophet
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Etymology

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

Usage

In literature:

Whereupon the owner of that soul deserveth to be termed a vaticinator, or prophet.
"Gargantua and Pantagruel, Complete." by Francois Rabelais
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
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
In one section of society I hear voices of melancholy vaticination.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
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
After every election, our ears are vexed by the gloomy vaticinations of defeated candidates.
"The Atlantic Monthly , Volume 2, No. 14, December 1858" by Various
Yet in these vaticinations, the true, patent danger was left out.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition" by Robert Louis Stevenson
And this was the end of the vaticinations of M. Selis, and such are the tears of things.
"A History of the French Novel, Vol. 1" by George Saintsbury
Listen to the vaticinator!
"Curiosities of Literature, Vol. 3 (of 3)" by Isaac Disraeli
What the end might be he could not pretend to vaticinate, but "El Pretendiente" would never reign in Madrid.
"Romantic Spain" by John Augustus O'Shea
A great poet seems to require his birth in an age when there are about him great self-revelations of man, for his vaticination.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, Volume 57, No. 354, April 1845" by Various
The old man's face was scarlet because of this contradiction of his own dismal vaticinations.
"The Prophet of the Great Smoky Mountains" by Charles Egbert Craddock
If not, where was there room for marvel at Simeon's vaticination?
"The Supernatural Claims Of Christianity Tried By Two Of Its Own Rules" by Lionel Lisle
Vaticination, if we are to believe George Eliot, is only one of the innumerable forms in which ignorance finds expression.
"Donahoe's Magazine, Vol. XV, No. 4, April, 1886" by Various
The "Doctor" was by brevet or vaticination, to make the grade easier to my pocket.
"The Oxford Book of American Essays" by Various
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