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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"
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References in classic literature ?
Doolittle delivered this prophetical opinion was peculiar to his species.
'The other objective is laying hands on the sick in prophetical services as well as to promote Christian education,' he added.
Many of the prophetical allusions on the arrival of Messiah make use of allegorical images, signs and elements of the vegetal medium: "A shoot will come up from the stump of Jesse; from his roots a Branch will bear fruit.
(26) The fact remains that, in order to argue the imminent Visigothic restoration, the author/compiler of this prophetical narration found it desirable to include in its divinations information relative to how Iberian history came to be intimately entangled with the rising Islamic empire.
(24) The annalistic materials and the prophetical stories of 1-2 Kings are good examples of such materials, which are often supposed to have existed and developed independently of each other, only later having been (in several stages) combined with each other.
In the pages of "The Haftorah of the Week: An Overview and Elucidation of the Haftorah Portion of the Prophets" he presents an examination of the haftorah--the prophetical writings in the Bible that are read weekly in synagogue in conjunction with the reading from the Torah.
In doing so it was as retrospective, knowing about the internal struggles that lay behind the sugar workers, as it was prophetical of the consumerist campaigns and imperatives that, as shown, were yet to come in the following decades.
It has also been broadcast in some other religious holidays during the year, like Be'ethat (the day prophet Mohammad was sent to his prophetical mission), Fathers' Day (in which Imam Ali, the first Moslem saint, was born), or the day the Shia's 12th saint was born.
(28) COLLINS, R., The Mantle of Elijah: the redaction criticism of the Prophetical Books, The Biblical Seminar 20, Sheffield, 1993; COGGINS, R.
Its prophetical defense of human rights could be credible only when others see it as righteous and merciful.
Norin also describes in detail the well-known increase of YHWH-names in the books of Samuel and Kings and in prophetical books like Jeremiah, while the El-names again become more frequent in the books of Chronicles.