plural noun

Proph·​ets ˈprä-fəts How to pronounce Prophets (audio)
: the second part of the Hebrew Bible see Bible Table

Examples of Prophets in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web There was no attempt by Morello or anyone else to play a Rage song even though Prophets of Rage co-frontman Chuck D was in the house. Andy Greene, Rolling Stone, 4 Nov. 2023 That tradition, which continues to this day, was extended in the late 1960s and early 1970s by such pioneering rap artists as The Last Poets in New York and The Watts Prophets in Los Angeles. George Varga, San Diego Union-Tribune, 6 Aug. 2023 LaPorte Bethany Lutheran Church: 102 G St. — Sidewalk Prophets, a Christian band, will have a show at 7 p.m. Aug. 4 at Bethany Lutheran Church. Staff Report, Chicago Tribune, 28 July 2023 The ’90s country cover band, the Neon Prophets, performed all night. Alexandra MacOn, Vogue, 26 June 2023 Bands headlining the four-day festival in 2023 include Mr. Funnyman, Underground Prophets, Libido Funk Circus, Rocky Road, Crawpuppies, Nerdvana, Latin Satin Soul and Little Giant. Philip Potempa, Chicago Tribune, 21 June 2023 But now God’s righteousness has been revealed apart from the Law, which is confirmed by the Law and the Prophets. Ysolt Usigan, Woman's Day, 25 Jan. 2023 Though there were attempts before this ultimate reunion to bring back the material with the birth of acts like Prophets of Rage (who also deserve a lot of credit), Rage Against The Machine is truly the sum of all four parts. Selena Fragassi, SPIN, 10 July 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

13th century, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Prophets was in the 13th century

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“Prophets.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 1 Dec. 2023.

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noun plural
Proph·​ets ˈpräf-əts How to pronounce Prophets (audio)
: the second part of the Hebrew Bible see bible
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