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prophesy

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prophesyproph‧e‧sy /ˈprɒfəsaɪ $ ˈprɑː-/ verb (prophesied, prophesying, prophesies) [intransitive, transitive]  ROPREDICTto say what will happen in the future, especially using religious or magical knowledge syn foretellprophesy that He prophesied that a flood would cover the earth. There was a great war between the countries, just as the elders had prophesied.see thesaurus at predict
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prophesyAt Azusa Street literally any person who came in could stand and prophesy.Horned Io, mild of eye, now hear Prometheus prophesy.Her ability to prophesy about the future made many people think she was a witch.Seized for a moment by the power of prophesy, Caledor spoke words that would ring down the ages.If women were not to preach, what were those who prophesied doing?They could light no fire, and Ratagan prophesied gloomily that their camp that night would be cheerless.It is claimed that Ebba prophesied her own death from the plague.History reports that she prophesied her own death.The event was prophesied in the Old Testament.But the all-too-human temptation to prophesy inhibits the suspension of judgment so often necessary.But as Michele had prophesied, it was already getting cooler, and Luce was glad of her light coat.Jesus prophesied that one of his disciples would betray him.Many brokers on Wall Street prophesied the downfall of the company.prophesy thatOnly a year ago the pundits were shaking their heads and gloomily prophesying that the Democrats would never again provide a President.But Zechariah also prophesied that the Messiah, descended from David, would be pierced and killed, and his followers scattered.Master Benjamin joined me, gaily prophesying that the mist would soon lift and it would be another splendid day.However it would take a brave man to prophesy that they will never come back.
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Verb table
prophesy
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyprophesy
he, she, itprophesies
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyprophesied
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave prophesied
he, she, ithas prophesied
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad prophesied
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill prophesy
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have prophesied
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam prophesying
he, she, itis prophesying
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you, we, theyare prophesying
Past
I, he, she, itwas prophesying
you, we, theywere prophesying
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been prophesying
he, she, ithas been prophesying
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been prophesying
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be prophesying
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been prophesying
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