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foretell

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforetellfore‧tell /fɔːˈtel $ fɔːr-/ verb (past tense and past participle foretold /-ˈtəʊld $ -ˈtoʊld/) [transitive] formal 🔊 🔊 ROMPREDICTto say what will happen in the future, especially by using special magical powers syn predict 🔊 the birth of Christ, foretold by prophetssee thesaurus at predict→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
foretellEverything happened as Merlin foretold.The most extreme pessimists foretell a future of demographically driven privation, environmental overshoot, and economic collapse.The end of the world is foretold in the biblical book of Revelations.This act, as noted above, had been foretold of the Messiah by the prophet Zechariah.None of us had foretold that our games would end up on life-support systems in intensive care.I am, but can not foretell the future.It could not foretell the future.Nostradamus is said to have foretold the rise of Hitler.Luckily, they happen upon a blind poet who foretells their future and helps them start their journey.I can not foretell what proposals it will contain, but without an effective ceasefire no one can be deployed.
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Verb table
foretell
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyforetell
he, she, itforetells
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforetold
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave foretold
he, she, ithas foretold
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad foretold
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill foretell
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have foretold
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam foretelling
he, she, itis foretelling
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you, we, theyare foretelling
Past
I, he, she, itwas foretelling
you, we, theywere foretelling
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been foretelling
he, she, ithas been foretelling
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been foretelling
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be foretelling
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been foretelling
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