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 Meanings and Examples of PROPHETIC
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prophetic
 a.  foretelling events as if by divine inspiration
Classic Sentence: (34 in 3 pages)
1  Thus spoke my prophetic soul, as, torn by remorse, horror, and despair, I beheld those I loved spend vain sorrow upon the graves of William and Justine, the first hapless victims to my unhallowed arts.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 8
2  As the period fixed for our marriage drew nearer, whether from cowardice or a prophetic feeling, I felt my heart sink within me.
Frankenstein By Mary Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
3  And yet the old squaw Tistig, at Gayhead, said that the name would somehow prove prophetic.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 16. The Ship.
4  But the other gave him a glance as from the depths of a tomb, and raised his limp hand in a prophetic manner and turned away.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Get Context   In Chapter 3
5  'There's black days coming for us all and for everybody,' he repeated with a prophetic gloom.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Get Context   In Chapter 14
6  Nobody controverted the prophetic gentleman's opinion.
Oliver Twist By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER II
7  A sort of prophetic spirit and an afflatus of the future circulates there, swelling hearts and enlarging souls.
Les Misérables (V4) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—FACTS WHENCE HISTORY SPRINGS AND WHICH HISTORY ...
8  He was engaged in thought; he quivered, as at the passage of prophetic breaths; places where death is have these effects of tripods.
Les Misérables (V5) By Victor Hugo
Get Context   In BOOK 1: CHAPTER V—THE HORIZON WHICH ONE BEHOLDS FROM THE SUMMIT O...
9  But good Aeneas seeks the fortress where Apollo sits high enthroned, and the lone mystery of the awful Sibyl's cavern depth, over whose mind and soul the prophetic Delian breathes high inspiration and reveals futurity.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK SIXTH
10  Afar the soul prophetic of ill knew their lamentation: he soils his gray hairs plenteously with dust, and stretches both hands on high, and clings on the dead.
The Aeneid By Virgil
Get Context   In BOOK TENTH
11  It plays at cards on greasy oil-cloth in a shanty, and does not know that prophets are walking and talking on the terrace.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXII
12  But she had no desire to read the eloquent little newspaper essays in praise of labor which are daily written by the white-browed journalistic prophets.
Main Street By Sinclair Lewis
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIV
13  Nor do heroes, saints, demigods, and prophets alone comprise the whole roll of our order.
Moby Dick By Herman Melville
Get Context   In CHAPTER 82. The Honour and Glory of Whaling.
14  Hence it is that all armed prophets have conquered, and the unarmed ones have been destroyed.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VI — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQU...
15  Instinctively I bowed before this man, as one bows before the prophets of the world.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois
Get Context   In XII
Example Sentence:
1  A young girl in the village experienced a prophetic vision.
2  He had a prophetic dream about a train crash the night before the rail disaster.
3  Her early achievements were prophetic of her future greatness.
4  I have no magical prophetic powers; when I predict what will happen, I base my predictions on common sense.
5  He described how the prophet Samuel to anoint David with oil, crown him king of Israel.
6  The prophet is as ready to tell them the meaning of it.
7  A prophet is not recognized in his own land.