soothsaying


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sooth·say·ing

 (so͞oth′sā′ĭng)
n.
1. The art or practice of foretelling events.
2. A prediction; a prophecy.

sooth•say•ing

(ˈsuθˌseɪ ɪŋ)

n.
1. the practice or art of foretelling events.
2. a prophecy or prediction.
[1525–35]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.soothsaying - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural meanssoothsaying - the art or gift of prophecy (or the pretense of prophecy) by supernatural means
prophecy, vaticination, prognostication - knowledge of the future (usually said to be obtained from a divine source)
arithmancy - divination by means of numbers
dowse, dowsing, rhabdomancy - searching for underground water or minerals by using a dowsing rod
geomancy - divination by means of signs connected with the earth (as points taken at random or the arrangement of particles thrown down at random or from the configuration of a region and its relation to another)
hydromancy - divination by water (as by patterns seen in the ebb and flow of the tides)
lithomancy - divination by means of stones or stone talismans
necromancy - conjuring up the dead, especially for prophesying
oneiromancy - divination through the interpretation of dreams
onomancy - divination by the letters of a name
chirology, chiromancy, palm reading, palmistry - telling fortunes by lines on the palm of the hand
pyromancy - divination by fire or flames

soothsaying

noun
Something that is foretold by or as if by supernatural means:
Translations

soothsaying

[ˈsuːθˌseɪɪŋ] Nadivinación f

soothsaying

n (old)Wahrsagerei f
References in classic literature ?
One morning early, the soothsaying Delaware appeared with a gloomy countenance.
Huge Earth bare these to Epaphus -- soothsaying people, knowing seercraft by the will of Zeus the lord of oracles, but deceivers, to the end that men whose thought passes their utterance (33) might be subject to the gods and suffer harm -- Aethiopians and Libyans and mare-milking Scythians.
Those who had good fortune in first two years of the fire cyclethe year of the snake (2013) and horse (2014), your luck in 2015 will continue, according to the soothsaying.
There isn't much in the way of soothsaying affirmation in Don Colacho--in fact there is none--but there is the balm of honest assessment, which stings and cools with any application, but never numbs.
The report adds that while the soothsaying cephalopod correctly predicted the results of every match Germany played at the last FIFA World Cup, along with the result of the final, he developed a cult following in the process.
James added that the script also contained a type of soothsaying wizard character, but joked that he'd be "nothing like Obi-Wan Kenobi".
They are possessed of the gift that was recognized in old Russia as the mark of the 'holy fool', that pilgrim or ragged beggar whose very presence affected people living 'normal' lives and whose soothsaying and self-negation was always at variance with the ideas and established rules of the world at large.
Dante essentially portrays Amphiaraus as a deserter who flees the battlefield, much as Statius initially portrays him (when he flees his responsibility to tell the Argives their fate), and Amphiaraus's contrapasso in the Inferno, while it suits his sin of soothsaying, could as easily fit the act of desertion: 'Mira c'ha fatto petto de le spalle; / perche volse veder troppo davante, / di retro guarda e fa retroso calle' ('Look at the one who has made a chest of his back; because he turned to see too much ahead, backward he looks and makes a backward path'; Inferno 20.
IF ONLY ARTS MANAGEMENT PROGRAMS offered coursework in soothsaying! For all the reports on economic trending, past season examples and gut instinct, there's still a lot that can't be predicted in a year--ticket sales in particular, followed by funding arenas and even weather patterns.
In Atlantis, Hercules has joined forces with studious Pythagoras (Robert Emms) and heroic Jason (Jack Donnelly), whose quest to find his father has led him to the strange and mysterious land of Atlantis, full of mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces so vast it was said they were built by giants.
Atlantis focuses on a young lad called Jason who, while searching for his missing father, is washed up on the shores of a mysterious land, a place where mythical creatures, soothsaying oracles and palaces seemingly built by giants are commonplace.
And not only will I use my soothsaying powers to tell you where they will finish pre-split, I will also reveal how many points they will accumulate, how many goals they'll score, how many they'll concede and how many clean sheets they will keep.