Usage examples for prophetic

  1. But to have an idea of what we wish to happen, does not imply a prophetic knowledge that it will happen. – A System Of Logic, Ratiocinative And Inductive (Vol. 1 of 2) by John Stuart Mill
  2. I wish, in dealing with it, to guard against any idea that it was meant to be prophetic or typical. – Expositions of Holy Scripture Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus and Numbers by Alexander Maclaren
  3. His vision was indeed prophetic. – The Railroad Builders A Chronicle of the Welding of the States, Volume 38 in The Chronicles of America Series by John Moody
  4. We hear The voice prophetic, and are not alone. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  5. These prophetic words produced some effect in the assembly; but the measures proposed by Vergniaud led to nothing. – History of the French Revolution from 1789 to 1814 by F. A. M. Miguet
  6. His prophetic eye saw even the submarine war of the future. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard
  7. A secret, vague, prophetic gloom, As though by certain mark I knew the fore- appointed Tree, Within whose rugged bark This warm and living frame shall find Its narrow house and dark. – The Poetical Works of Thomas Hood by Thomas Hood
  8. When he replied to her question, whether or not he had had any sleep at all, with an open grin and that triumphant " Not a wink," she had a prophetic sense of what was going to happen. – Mary Wollaston by Henry Kitchell Webster
  9. Jane was not surprised, therefore, remembering the doctor's almost prophetic words, to learn of the arrival of a letter from Lucy begging Martha to come to her at once for a day or two. – The Tides of Barnegat by F. Hopkinson Smith
  10. It was, of course, a vision, and he knew that it was one, but he believed that the vision was prophetic. – El Dorado by Baroness Orczy
  11. It lasted very long, and the sailor began to fear that his words had been prophetic. – Eric, or Little by Little by Frederic W. Farrar
  12. At these prophetic words Sikander wept, And from that ominous mountain hastened down. – Persian Literature, Volume 1,Comprising The Shah Nameh, The Rubaiyat, The Divan, and The Gulistan by Anonymous
  13. And in Magellan's heart was a single purpose, and he anticipated the joy of a great discovery, as a revelation that would answer the prophetic light that shone like a star in his own spiritual vision. – The Story of Magellan and The Discovery of the Philippines by Hezekiah Butterworth
  14. So Arabella, under a prophetic sense of evil, waited; and this came of it. – The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith by George Meredith
  15. The words were prophetic; the prophecy was realized. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  16. That would be for him a new experience with something, perhaps, prophetic in it. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  17. My mind was, by this time, in a prophetic way. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  18. When questioned, after the declaration of war, by M. de Vesme on the subject of the prophetic phrase, I have been waiting for two years for the sequel of the prediction which you are about to read, Dr. Tardieu replied, on the 12th of August: I have been waiting for two years; and I will tell you why. – The Wrack of the Storm by Maurice Maeterlinck