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 (prə-fĕt′ĭk) also pro·phet·i·cal (-ĭ-kəl)
1. Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy: prophetic books.
2. Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration: casual words that proved prophetic.

pro·phet′i·cal·ly adv.
pro·phet′i·cal·ness n.
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Adj.1.prophetical - foretelling events as if by supernatural intervention; "prophetic writings"; "prophetic powers"; "words that proved prophetic"
References in classic literature ?
Doolittle delivered this prophetical opinion was peculiar to his species.
A collection of polemical, historiographical, devotional and prophetical documents produced by the Tuscan dissident Franciscans in last decades of the 14th Century.
Umunna's intentions were, much of his speech has the prophetical feel of Mark Antony's famous Shakespearian tribute to Julius Caesar.
In fact, he was one of the first people to join the Society for Psychical Research in hopes that it could provide him with some answers about his prophetical dream.
Aristotle, on the contrary, is the first philosopher who abandons every mythical and prophetical approach and who reckons the Positive as reachable qua the empirical lato sensu, that "bei welchem das Dass (dass es existirt) das Erste, das Was (was es ist) erst das Zweite und Secundare ist" (24): in a word--and to use Schellingian terminology--the existence is the prius, and the essence is the posterius.
Throughout the book Hairston calls attention to the message of the Old Testament prophetical book of Habakkuk, as well as illustrations from other Old and New Testament writers.
In this vision, hacker ethic may even have a prophetical resonance in today's world, which is totally committed to the logic of profit, to remind us that the "human hearts are yearning for a world where love endures, where gifts are shared" (Benedict XVI, 2008, n.
Turning to the social role of prophetic literature, Rainer Albertz in his contribution, "Public Recitation of Prophetical Books?
Certainly we must laugh when he praises his Zarathustra as a prophetical work for the coming thousand years of human history.
When preparing in 1877 an edition of his Anglican Lectures on the Prophetical Office of the Church, Newman included a Preface which anticipated an approach followed in Lumen gentium, the Second Vatican Council's Dogmatic Constitution on the Church.
The symposium recommended preparing a classified reference that includes the Quranic verses and prophetical Hadiths (sayings) that are connected to the components of the cultural jurisprudence.