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Usage examples for prognostication

  1. That this exposition of the true cause of the popular errors, in regard to any supposed connexion between certain accidents of matter, and unconnected future events, will not be without its uses, must be evident from the known influence which some of the means of prognostication possess over every rank of society. – A Morning's Walk from London to Kew by Richard Phillips
  2. He recovered, however, in two or three weeks, in spite of the doctor's prognostication – An Old Sailor's Yarns by Nathaniel Ames
  3. But this prognostication need not alarm you, madame," she added; " a King like ours is incapable of such an extravagance, and if he were to determine on it, it would not have my countenance nor approval. – The Memoirs of Madame de Montespan, Volume VI. Being the Historic Memoirs of the Court of Louis XIV. by Madame La Marquise De Montespan
  4. At some seasons of the year the general summons to the 'phone gives notice that central is ready to report the weather bureau's prognostication for the following day. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  5. Nay, it humiliated her personally, and the baronet's shrewd prognostication humiliated her. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  6. However, Mark was not given an opportunity to put the Bishop of Silchester's good- will to the test, for no sooner had he made up his mind to write to him than the news came that he was seriously ill, so seriously ill that he was not expected to live, which in fact turned out a true prognostication for on the Feast of St. Philip and St. James the prelate died in his Castle of High Thorpe. – The Altar Steps by Compton MacKenzie
  7. " It's all likely enough," said Colin; " Bill's prognostication is but too probable." – The Boy Slaves by Mayne Reid
  8. This prognostication the they based entirely upon their knowledge of the short Tressilian way. – The Sea-Hawk by Raphael Sabatini
  9. Congress, by an act passed during its last session, 1890, created a weather bureau under the Agricultural Department and transferred to it the business of weather prognostication which had been tinder the Chief Signal officer in the War Department. – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  10. When her eyes fell on the name, it seemed to her that she felt the touch of the implacable man's strong hand in her hair; sometimes the words seemed like a prognostication of a vengeance which her lively intellect invented in the most shocking forms. – The Thirteen by Honore de Balzac
  11. Captain Corbet's prognostication as to the fog proved to be correct. – Lost in the Fog by James De Mille
  12. But the next instant he reflected that her arrival could not be possibly looked for for some days; perhaps it was Trevethick, who had, in the mean time, learned all, and was come to announce his willingness to withdraw from the prosecution; perhaps Harry herself was with him; perhaps- But there was no time for further prognostication a second warder was at the door, beckoning impatiently, and Richard rose at once. – Bred in the Bone by James Payn
  13. He sits down, as it were, and writes an almanack and prognostication in his own secret thoughts, and designs his own prosperity, gain, and advantage, and pleasures or joys, and when we have thus ranked our hopes and expectation, then we begin to take complacency in them, and boast ourselves in the confidence of them, as if there were not a supreme Lord who gives a law to our affairs, as immediately as to the winds and rains. – The Works of the Rev. Hugh Binning by Hugh Binning
  14. The prognostication was fulfilled. – Benjamin Franklin by John Torrey Morse, Jr.
  15. He was not very weather wise as yet, this sturdy boy farmer, Timothy, and so his study of the brooding sky did not help him as much, in his prognostication of what it would bring forth, as it might have helped older folk more acquainted with the vagaries of weather. – The Heart of Arethusa by Francis Barton Fox
  16. I was rather inclined to laugh at Nol's prognostication and thought no more about his remarks. – Hurricane Hurry by W.H.G. Kingston
  17. " Edna will be all right with me to- morrow," she said to herself; and she was right in her prognostication – Our Bessie by Rosa Nouchette Carey

Rhymes for prognostication