soothsay


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Related to soothsay: soothsayer

sooth·say

 (so͞oth′sā′)
intr.v. sooth·said (-sĕd′), sooth·say·ing, sooth·says (-sĕz′)
To foretell future events; predict.

[Back-formation from soothsayer.]

soothsay

(ˈsuːθˌseɪ)
vb, -says, -saying or -said
(Alternative Belief Systems) (intr) to predict the future
ˈsoothˌsaying n

sooth•say

(ˈsuθˌseɪ)

v.i. -said, -say•ing.
to predict.
[1600–10]

soothsay


Past participle: soothsaid
Gerund: soothsaying

Imperative
soothsay
soothsay
Present
I soothsay
you soothsay
he/she/it soothsays
we soothsay
you soothsay
they soothsay
Preterite
I soothsaid
you soothsaid
he/she/it soothsaid
we soothsaid
you soothsaid
they soothsaid
Present Continuous
I am soothsaying
you are soothsaying
he/she/it is soothsaying
we are soothsaying
you are soothsaying
they are soothsaying
Present Perfect
I have soothsaid
you have soothsaid
he/she/it has soothsaid
we have soothsaid
you have soothsaid
they have soothsaid
Past Continuous
I was soothsaying
you were soothsaying
he/she/it was soothsaying
we were soothsaying
you were soothsaying
they were soothsaying
Past Perfect
I had soothsaid
you had soothsaid
he/she/it had soothsaid
we had soothsaid
you had soothsaid
they had soothsaid
Future
I will soothsay
you will soothsay
he/she/it will soothsay
we will soothsay
you will soothsay
they will soothsay
Future Perfect
I will have soothsaid
you will have soothsaid
he/she/it will have soothsaid
we will have soothsaid
you will have soothsaid
they will have soothsaid
Future Continuous
I will be soothsaying
you will be soothsaying
he/she/it will be soothsaying
we will be soothsaying
you will be soothsaying
they will be soothsaying
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been soothsaying
you have been soothsaying
he/she/it has been soothsaying
we have been soothsaying
you have been soothsaying
they have been soothsaying
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been soothsaying
you will have been soothsaying
he/she/it will have been soothsaying
we will have been soothsaying
you will have been soothsaying
they will have been soothsaying
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been soothsaying
you had been soothsaying
he/she/it had been soothsaying
we had been soothsaying
you had been soothsaying
they had been soothsaying
Conditional
I would soothsay
you would soothsay
he/she/it would soothsay
we would soothsay
you would soothsay
they would soothsay
Past Conditional
I would have soothsaid
you would have soothsaid
he/she/it would have soothsaid
we would have soothsaid
you would have soothsaid
they would have soothsaid
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:

soothsay

verb
To tell about or make known (future events) by or as if by supernatural means:
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This installment records the correspondence of Rossetti's fiftieth and fifty-first years, a period in which his literary work consisted of four sonnets, "Fiammetta" and "To Philip Bourke Marston" in 1878, and "Ardour and Memory" (for "The House of Life") and "Soothsay" (unfinished) in 1879.
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