Definition of Foretells

1. Verb. (third-person singular of foretell) ¹



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Definition of Foretells

1. foretell [v] - See also: foretell

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Foretells

foretalk
foretaste
foretasted
foretaster
foretasters
foretastes
foretasting
foretaught
foreteach
foreteeth
foretell
foreteller
foretellers
foretelleth
foretelling
foretells (current term)
forethink
forethinking
forethinks
forethought
forethoughtful
forethoughtfulness
forethoughts
forethrown
foretime
foretimes
foretoken
foretokened
foretokening
foretokens

Literary usage of Foretells

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1. Faiths and Folklore: A Dictionary of National Beliefs, Superstitions and by William Carew Hazlitt (1905)
"Lupton observes, that the peacock, by his loud and harsh clamour, prophesies and foretells rain, and the oftener they cry, the more lain is signified. ..."

2. A Short History of Natural Science and of the Progress of Discovery: From by Arabella Burton Buckley (1882)
"Transits of Mercury and Venus—Kepler foretells their occurrence — 1631, ... Horrocks foretells and observes a Transit of Venus—1676, Halley sees a Transit ..."

3. Lean's Collectanea by Vincent Stuckey Lean, Julia Lucy Woodward (1902)
"The cry of the owl if heard in bad weather, foretells a change. Sea-gull, sea-gull, get thee on 't sand, 'twill never be fine while thour 't on land. ..."

4. Paradise Regain'd: A Poem. In Four Books. ; To which is Added Samson by John Milton (1725)
"... foretells the ruin of our corrupted Clergy then in their height. \ ET once more, O ye Laurels, and once more Ye Myrtles brown, with Ivy never-fear, ..."

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