PROPHECY in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROPHECY
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prophecy
 n.  declaration of something to come; foretelling; prediction
Classic Sentence: (16 in 2 pages)
1  On this he groaned, and cried out, 'Alas, alas, then the old prophecy about me is coming true.'
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK IX
2  So I drew back, and sheathed my sword, whereon when he had drank of the blood he began with his prophecy.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XI
3  This was how they talked, but they knew nothing about it; and Alcinous said, "I remember now the old prophecy of my father."
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK XIII
4  I was superstitious about dreams then, and am still; and Catherine had an unusual gloom in her aspect, that made me dread something from which I might shape a prophecy, and foresee a fearful catastrophe.
Wuthering Heights By Emily Bronte
Get Context   In CHAPTER IX
5  The imagery of the psalms of prophecy soothed his barren pride.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 3
6  Now, as never before, his strange name seemed to him a prophecy.
A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man By James Joyce
Get Context   In Chapter 4
7  The house, thinly peopled and silent, gave distressing prophecy of failure.
Dubliners By James Joyce
Get Context   In A PAINFUL CASE
8  But scarcely had she touched it, before the fairy's prophecy was fulfilled; the spindle wounded her, and she fell down lifeless on the ground.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In BRIAR ROSE
9  So they ate, and after that they bargained how much the miller was to give for the fifth prophecy, until they agreed on three hundred talers.
Grimms' Fairy Tales By The Brothers Grimm
Get Context   In THE LITTLE PEASANT
10  He saw that this somber picture was not a fact of the present, but a mere prophecy.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 14
11  And when the human beings listened to it, they secretly trembled, hearing in it a prophecy of their future doom.
Animal Farm By George Orwell
Get Context   In Chapter IV
12  One of his brother Masons had revealed to Pierre the following prophecy concerning Napoleon, drawn from the Revelation of St. John.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In BOOK 9: CHAPTER XIX
13  With that facility of triumphant prophecy which is one of the sources of strength in the French combatant, they divided the day which was at hand into three distinct phases.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER III—LIGHT AND SHADOW
14  He heard the hateful clank of their chains; he felt them cringe and grovel, and there rose within him a protest and a prophecy.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
15  My mother does indeed sometimes send for a soothsayer and question him, but I give his prophecyings no heed.
The Odyssey By Homer
Get Context   In BOOK I
Example Sentence:
1  Anything that they can twist into a prophecy is a thing that they love to pass on.
2  Apollo was the Greek god of the arts, prophecy, medicine and light.
3  The minister suggested that the dire prophecies of certain leading environmentalists were somewhat exaggerated.