Definition of prophesy
prophesierplay \-ˌsī(-ə)r\ noun
Examples of prophesy in a Sentence
The book claims that modern events were prophesied in ancient times.
holy men were prophesying the coming of a new messiah
Recent Examples of prophesy from the Web
The laughs are saved for Johnson and the narrative prophesying left for Russell Crowe.
It was prophesied in 1885 that Parkville would become a bedroom community for Kansas City.
Private schools would prosper at the direct expense of public schools, an outcome prophesied by critics of Trump and his Education Secretary, Betsy DeVos.
Techies from Nikola Tesla to Bill Gates are famous for cheerily prophesying the day when computers will do all the drudge work, leaving us humans to dedicate our magnificently supple brains to �creative� tasks.
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Origin and Etymology of prophesy
Middle English prophesien, from Anglo-French *prophecier, from Old French, from prophecie
First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonym Discussion of prophesy
PROPHESY Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prophesy for English Language Learners
: to state that something will happen in the future
PROPHESY Defined for Kids
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