Definition of 'prophecy'
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These agents of sometimes malign influence profit by feeding the rumour mill with prophecies of doom. Times, Sunday Times (2007)In theory the prophecy could still come true. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You can stop this self-fulfilling prophecy and look at the world more positively. The Sun (2015)Fear feeds on itself and prophecies of doom become self-fulfilling. Times, Sunday Times (2008)When it comes to prophecy, mankind has a spectacularly poor record. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Our genetic preference for symmetrical features becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)As we know now, both these prophecies have come true. Global Capitalism and National Decline (1989)One result can be a self-fulfilling prophecy. Basic Marketing. Principles and Practice (1986)But it is also a self-fulfilling prophecy in some regards. The Sun (2012)The deity's powers had been made plain to all in the graphic completion of the ancient prophecy. BLOOD AGAINST THE SNOWS: The Tragic Story of Nepal's Royal Dynasty (2002)Come the morning of the match only one of these prophecies come true, but it is the most important. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Could they make a self-fulfilling prophecy? Christianity Today (2000)This is self-fulfilling prophecy par excellence. POSITIVE THINKING: Everything you have always known about positive thinking but were afraid to put into practice (2001)It looked like a self-fulfilling prophecy. Times, Sunday Times (2013)But is it a self-fulfilling prophecy? The Sun (2013)The players know that, and it can become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Times, Sunday Times (2014)That was always a dangerous card to play, and could now become a self-fulfilling prophecy. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy. Times, Sunday Times (2007)She makes sure the prophecy is fulfilled, but there is a twist - and an opening for a whole new series. Times, Sunday Times (2007)As luck would have it, an ancient prophecy says that he will have the power to fulfil their wish when his 13th birthday comes around. The Sun (2009)
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Translations for 'prophecy'
British English: prophecy NOUN
A prophecy is a statement in which someone says they strongly believe that a particular thing will happen.
Will the teacher's prophecy be fulfilled?
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