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Examples of prognosticate in a Sentence
using current trends to prognosticate what the workplace of the future will be like
Recent Examples of prognosticate from the Web
When the zoo's most recent groundhog, Wynter, died in 2017, polar bear Snow Lilly performed the duties normally handled by a prognosticating rodent this past February.
Of course, prognosticating anyone’s future is a fool’s errand in the current administration, but looking at which Cabinet secretaries have been fired and why could provide a guide to Pruitt’s fortunes under Trump.
According to the Free Press' prognosticating pair, the Cubs will take the division, but the rest is up in the air.
No one is really good at prognosticating—in the media or elsewhere—at least not for very long.
This kind of information allows for better prognosticating their future production.
Everyone seems to have an opinion: The National Restaurant Association surveyed more than 700 chefs and released its food forecast, the Food Network Kitchen's prognosticators prognosticated, and even hotels got in on the prediction action.
Nevertheless, faith in Tom Brady at home remains a near-absolute in my prognosticating canon.
That called for some elasticity of mind, some willingness to view this new circumstance with a measure of charity and receptivity – a determination to watch and listen rather than pronounce and prognosticate.
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Did You Know?
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."
Synonym Discussion of prognosticate
- seers foretold the calamity
- astronomers predicted an eclipse
- forecast snow
- prophesying a new messiah
- prognosticating the future
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