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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR PREDICTIONS

For the predictions of Lamachus had been fulfilled to the letter.

They have the gift of prophecy, and their predictions are always realised.

My ambition was excited to deserve his friendship, and to accomplish his predictions.

The act of a moment makes sardonic mockery of all our predictions.

Her other predictions had passed him by, but this one had smitten him.

I attempted to laugh off his predictions, but he was intractable.

When a train is an hour late, we have small opinion of the predictions of timetables.

Your predictions—all the verdicts of all the doctors—what do they matter to me?

On the whole, however, these predictions have hitherto been falsified.

It flashed on the minds of all that at last their predictions were verified.

WORD ORIGIN

1560s, from Middle French prédiction and directly from Medieval Latin predictionem (nominative predictio), from Latin praedictio "a foretelling," noun of action from past participle stem of praedicere (see predict).

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.