Definitions of foretold

  1. Told before; predicted.

Usage examples for foretold

  1. Meantime, from Boston letters came frequently to Carrie Howard, and as the autumn advanced, things within and about her father's house foretold some unusual event. – Homestead on the Hillside by Mary Jane Holmes
  2. Weeks and weeks ago, I foretold to McDowell that such would be his fate, and that only in after- times history will be just towards him. – Diary from March 4, 1861, to November 12, 1862 by Adam Gurowski
  3. 4, 5. If destruction is to fall upon the kingdom of the ten tribes before it falls upon Judah- which is most distinctly foretold by Hosea in i. – Christology of the Old Testament: And a Commentary on the Messianic Predictions, v. 1 by Ernst Wilhelm Hengstenberg
  4. 24: 29. 8. In what language had some of the Old Testament prophets already foretold these signs? – Bible-Readings-for-the-Home-Circle by
  5. Finding himself severely wounded, the king demanded the name of the place, and being informed that it was Ecbatana, at once concluded that his end was near at hand, an oracle having formerly foretold that he would die at Ecbatana. – Claimants to Royalty by John H. Ingram
  6. Grattan foretold the failure of the Union and its cause. – Irish Nationality by Alice Stopford Green
  7. On his voyage everything was accomplished as the girl had foretold, and he succeeded in bringing home the princess in triumph. – Hero Tales and Legends of the Serbians by Woislav M. Petrovitch
  8. The descriptions afforded in prophecy concerning the circumstances of the truth predicted are not given to provide these circumstances, for that is done according to a sovereign Divine arrangement; but are afforded to show, after the fulfilment, that the truth was indeed that which had been foretold. – The Ordinance of Covenanting by John Cunningham
  9. This is the hour foretold to you, the hour of your weakness and my strength. – The Thing from the Lake by Eleanor M. Ingram
  10. None but He who discerns futurity, could have foretold and described all these things. – The Grammar of English Grammars by Goold Brown
  11. Oh, it was a pity- a grievous pity, that his hopes should end in such a disaster as Mr. Bonamy foretold! – The New Rector by Stanley J. Weyman
  12. And she further added, that this would be foretold by a generation of seven sons being followed immediately after by a generation of seven daughters and no son. – Strange Pages from Family Papers by T. F. Thiselton Dyer
  13. It was foretold that she should marry her master." – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  14. How truly this was foretold will appear in the sequel. – The Adventures of Roderick Random by Tobias Smollett
  15. Events are foretold which are realized in part in this life, and fully in the life to come. – Love's Final Victory by Horatio
  16. All the features of the contest over " the higher criticism" are foretold by Emerson in " The American Scholar." – Four American Leaders by Charles William Eliot
  17. If what he says comes to pass, he is a true prophet; if the event foretold does not take place, he has spoken presump- tuously, and must die the death. – The Grounds of Christianity Examined by Comparing The New Testament with the Old by George Bethune English
  18. It was considered wonderful that a boy on a farm had been able to invent and make such things, and almost every spectator foretold good fortune. – The Story of My Boyhood and Youth by John Muir
  19. The star was so beautiful, large, and clear, That all the other stars of the sky Became a white mist in the atmosphere, And by this they knew that the coming was near Of the Prince foretold in the prophecy. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow