\kəsˈandɹəz pɹˈɒfəsiz], \kəsˈandɹəz pɹˈɒfəsiz], \k_ə_s_ˈa_n_d_ɹ_ə_z p_ɹ_ˈɒ_f_ə_s_i_z]\
Definitions of CASSANDRA'S PROPHECIES
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Prophecies which are justified by events, but which no one believes when uttered. The story was that Phoebus Apollo sought to win the love of Cassandra, daughter of Priam, and gave her the gift of prophecy, but, when she resisted him, laid on her the doom that her predictions should be always verified, but never credited. See Judgment of Paris.
By Henry Percy Smith
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