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Examples of prognosticate in a Sentence
using current trends to prognosticate what the workplace of the future will be like
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So while the experts on ESPN and across the Internet have been prognosticating for weeks, Jimmy Fallon's method may make a little more sense in this particular case: Just use a bunch of puppies.
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Prognosticate, which comes from the Greek prognōstikos (foretelling), first appeared in English during the 15th century. Since that time, prognosticate has been connected with things that give omens or warnings of events to come and with people who can prophesy or predict the future by such signs. Shakespeare used the prophesy sense of prognosticate in the sonnet that begins Not from the stars do I my judgement pluck:
"From thine eyes my knowledge I derive,
And constant stars in them I read such art
...of thee this I prognosticate,
Thy end is truth's and beauty's doom and date."
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