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Antonyms for prophetic

nonprognosticative, promising, unprophetic, unpredictive, propitious, rosy, auspicious.

Quotes of prophetic

  1. How prophetic L'Enfant was when he laid out Washington as a city that goes around in circles! – John Mason Brown
  2. Be thou the rainbow in the storms of life. The evening beam that smiles the clouds away, and tints tomorrow with prophetic ray. – George Byron
  3. The past is prophetic in that it asserts loudly that wars are poor chisels for carving out peaceful tomorrows. – Martin Luther King, Jr.
  4. I thought some of Mrs. White's material was prophetic I felt some of her insights were extremely helpful and I regarded her as a sister in the Lord. I wasn't out to attack Ellen White's character. – Walter Martin
  5. Mrs. White, in my opinion, made false statements. She misused what she claimed was the prophetic gift she had. – Walter Martin
  6. True artists are prophets. I don't want to be that prophetic in that sense because it's so lonely. – Yoko Ono
  7. The Resistance is a moral certainty, not a poetic one. The true poet never uses words in order to punish someone. His judgment belongs to a creative order; it is not formulated as a prophetic scripture. – Salvatore Quasimodo
  8. When a scientist is ahead of his times, it is often through misunderstanding of current, rather than intuition of future truth. In science there is never any error so gross that it won't one day, from some perspective, appear prophetic – Jean Rostand
  9. The apostolic writings are of three kinds: historical, didactic, and prophetic – Philip Schaff
  10. Blake has always been a favorite, the lyrics, not so much the prophetic books, but I suppose Yeats influenced me more as a young poet, and the American, Robert Frost. – Anne Stevenson
  11. We are prophetic interrogators. Why are so many people hungry? Why are so many people and families in our shelters? Why do we have one of six of our children poor, and one of three of these are children of color? 'Why?' is the prophetic question. – Jim Wallis

Usage examples for prophetic

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. That would be for him a new experience with something, perhaps, prophetic in it. – In the Wilderness by Robert Hichens
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. Old Martin's words were prophetic –  by
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. We hear The voice prophetic and are not alone. – The Complete Poetical Works of Henry Wadsworth Longfellow by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
  12. 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
  13. My mind was, by this time, in a prophetic way. – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  14. 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
  15. The words were prophetic the prophecy was realized. – An Illustrated History of Ireland from AD 400 to 1800 by Mary Frances Cusack
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. I gathered he would give enough money to keep me in new suits, London made, for the rest of my life, but when I endeavoured to find out if he had had commercial dealings with my prophetic uncle, he became frightened and bolted. – The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont by Robert Barr
  20. His prophetic eye saw even the submarine war of the future. – Face to Face with Kaiserism by James W. Gerard