Examples of foretell in a Sentence
We cannot foretell the future.
a 16th-century astrologer who, some claim, accurately foretold 20th-century events
Recent Examples of foretell from the Web
Another cautioned against reading too much into the message, arguing that there was no meeting earlier in the day that could have spurred the comment or that that tweet foretold some sort of unilateral action against North Korea.
But in the book there’s a section of Maggy’s prophecy that foretells Cersei’s death as well.
The fallacy that last October foretold a high-leverage revolution in the regular season has been exposed: Miller made five of his 10 postseason appearances before the seventh inning.
A 2013 study published by the journal Nature foretold that El Niños may become more frequent as greenhouse gasses continue to be pumped into the atmosphere.
KOMO’s experience under Sinclair could foretell the kinds of challenges the company would face with its news staffs in bigger cities.
The two girls and a boy from the Portuguese town of Fatima said the Madonna shared with them three secrets, which were later interpreted as foretelling the Second World War, the rise and fall of Communism and the death of a pope.
Like withdrawing from the Trans-Pacific Partnership — foretold in an August campaign statement, and accomplished in his first week as president.
ADP attempts to foretell the Labor report and frequently tracks similar broad trends, but often differs from it substantially.
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First Known Use of foretell
Synonym Discussion of foretell
FORETELL Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of foretell for English Language Learners
: to describe (something) before it happens
FORETELL Defined for Kids
Definition of foretell for Students
: to tell of a thing before it happens
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