prophesier

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n prophesier an authoritative person who divines the future
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Prophesier A prophet.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n prophesier One who prophesies or predicts.
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Quotations

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    “Winner expects to win in advance. Life is a self-fulfilling prophesy.”
  • Eric Hoffer
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    “Those in possession of absolute power can not only prophesy and make their prophecies come true, but they can also lie and make their lies come true.”
  • Josh Billings
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    “Don't ever prophesy; for if you prophesy wrong, nobody will forget it; and if you prophesy right, nobody will remember it.”

Usage

In literature:

If you had, you would see from your own prophets that he was prophesied to be your foe.
"The Mark of the Beast" by Sidney Watson
Prophets must prophesy smooth things, or else were not prophets.
"The Loom of Youth" by Alec Waugh
His superior was fond of him, and prophesied that he would become a bishop or something.
"Little Journeys To The Homes Of Great Teachers" by Elbert Hubbard
Because it is prophesied that we are needed for the event we are sacred.
"Plays of Near & Far" by Lord Dunsany
She was always prophesying, but she was never believed.
"The Life of Joan of Arc, Vol. 1 and 2 (of 2)" by Anatole France
It was prophesied that his twenty-seventh and thirty-seventh years would prove unlucky to him.
"The Mysteries of All Nations" by James Grant
At least she had prophesied correctly, for the big man turned toward them just as he seemed about to head for another part of the hall.
"Riders of the Silences" by John Frederick
Long ago he had prophesied, vaguely perhaps, still he had prophesied.
"The Call of the Blood" by Robert Smythe Hichens
I prophesied it to-day: which is a great comfort.
"Letters of Edward FitzGerald in two volumes, Vol. 1" by Edward FitzGerald
None of the People had prophesies of the coming of the Terrans.
"Oomphel in the Sky" by Henry Beam Piper
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In poetry:

O blessed drums of Aldershot!
O blessed South-west train!
O blessed, blessed Speaker's clock,
All prophesying rain!
"The South Wind: A Fisherman's Blessing" by Charles Kingsley
O fearful heart and troubled brain
Take hope and strength from this,--
That Nature never hints in vain,
Nor prophesies amiss.
"The Old Burying-Ground" by John Greenleaf Whittier
The sun is bright, -- the air is clear,
The darting swallows soar and sing,
And from the stately elms I hear
The blue-bird prophesying Spring.
"It Is Not Always May" by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
"Swing up the traitor!" Though he be
Captive, yet Conqueror is he!
The blow he struck destroyed your power,
And prophesied the coming hour
When Heaven's avenging wrath shall fall,
And wrap your land in ruin's pall.
"Old John Brown" by Alfred Gibbs Campbell
'Tis on such days that seers prophesy
And poets sing, and many who are wise
Find out for man's wellbeing hidden things
Whereof the hint came in that Presence known
Yet unknown. But a seer—what is he?
A poet is a name of long ago.
"If I Forget Thee, O Jerusalem" by Jean Ingelow
As watchers couched beneath a Bantine oak,
Hearing the dawn-wind stir,
Know that the present strength of night is broke
Though no dawn threaten her
Till dawn's appointed hour—so Virgil died,
Aware of change at hand, and prophesied
"The Last Ode" by Rudyard Kipling

In news:

Ah, only if Santa could deliver the gift of prophesy so baseball experts could be just the slightest bit accurate on their predictions.
The focus of much of the Catholic right's doomsday prophesying about Barack Obama, a.k.a.
Many Western thinkers prophesied that religion wouldn't survive into the third millennium.
CTW Transport upgrades to Prophesy dispatching.
Floral delivery company makes efficiency bloom via Prophesy Dispatch.
Prophesy Transportation Solutions Inc, an Accellos company, has released a case study of its customer Piggly Wiggly Carolina Company.
The Prophesy division of Accellos has partnered with Eleos to incorporate mobile scanning within Prophesy Dispatch solutions.
Jazz trumpeter Hugh Masekela made his Texas debut in Fort Worth, where he played his horn and prophesied freedom.
She proceeded to prophesy her false word to anyone who would listen in her prayer group of intercessors and in the home group she attended.
" Prophetic Impact" focuses on such concepts as obstacles and assurances on hearing from God, who can prophesy , dream insights, the nature of personal prophecy and other related topics.
Here's another attempt at prophesy before September 11.
Harold Camping had prophesied that the world as we know it would end today.
The driver simply takes a picture of the document using their smartphone and enters details such as the load number and/or BOL number, Prophesy said.
Wayne Harris-Wyrick: Astronomical signs offered by "end of time" prophesy theorists are ordinary events that, typically, occur every year on Dec 21.
Evidence for 'end of time' prophesy sketchy.
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In science:

Before we roll a (classical) dice, we can only foresee that the probability for each face to come up is 1/6 (this is a classical probabilistic prophesy, quantum ones will be treated in Subsection VIII.C) but, of course, we cannot say which is the face that will come up.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
We must explain why this evolution probabilities −→ f acts (or if you prefer prophesy → history ) occurs towards the future and not the toward the past. i.-The dice is laying on the table at time −T and we know exactly which one of its faces is up.
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
Now we understand why classical probabilities (prophesy) always comes before than classical facts (history).
The cosmological origin of time-asymmetry
He often prophesied the future development for years ahead.
Broken Symmetry and Coherence of Molecular Vibrations in Tunnel Transitions
As Sakharov prophesied, the interplay of CP- and baryon-number-violating interactions, in a period far from thermal equilibrium, could have led to a universal baryon asymmetry; that is, to baryon and antibaryon densities satisfying nB − n ¯B > 0 everywhere.
Avatars of a Matter-Antimatter Universe
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