Noun(1) someone who makes predictions of the future (usually on the basis of special knowledge
(1) In the room next door, a soothsayer was telling people's fortunes - and it's safe to assume the future she's prophesying for her country is not a happy one.(2) They recall the prophesy that a soothsayer named Calchas had once made about the future.(3) His clipped prophecy held the authority of a soothsayer .(4) Only a soothsayer might predict the course of future budgets and funding patterns.(5) I have always been careful to say that I'm not a soothsayer , I can't tell into the future what will happen.(6) Closer inspection reveals the soothsayer had made a typically vague prophecy that a ‘very large robbery’ would take place across the water.(7) I want to ask you a very simple question: unless you are a soothsayer or a clairvoyant how did you work out the result of that vote, given that only one person said no and no one said yes?(8) But fund managers and portfolio managers are not seers or soothsayers .(9) A new breed of soothsayers has already been prophesying the virtual demise of the Indian manufacturing industry.(10) Economists, businessmen and soothsayers responded and the news wires, television channels, newspapers and radio waves were filled with predictions and projections, mostly bad and gloomy.(11) They ask soothsayers and diviners to find out the cause of problems and to suggest remedies.(12) Perhaps James even went too light on his soothsaying .(13) It does seem incredible to me that having emerged from the sixteenth century to a modern world of science, that there is an urge among some in the population to return to soothsayers , crystal-ball gazers and quacks of all descriptions.(14) The relative prosperity afforded by tearoom soothsaying freed Martin to pursue art.(15) Where the distinction between reliable and unreliable information is unclear, quackery, soothsaying , and magical thinking thrive.(16) That's better left to soothsayers and their modern equivalent, the legions of ‘political analysts’ of the 24-hour news cycle.
1. seer ::
2. oracle ::
3. augur ::
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5. sage ::
7. diviner ::
9. crystal-gazer ::
10. clairvoyant ::
11. psychic ::
12. sibyl ::
13. haruspex ::
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