verb (past and past participle foretold)[with object]
Predict (the future or a future event): as he foretold, thousands lost their lives [with clause]: a seer had foretold that she would assume the throne
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- In the Greek theatre Chorus speaks for the citizens, comments on events and foretells the future.
- A science which teaches to judge of the effects and influences of the stars, and to foretell future events, by their situation and different aspects.
- In pagan times poets were thought to be gifted with second sight, able in a trance or frenzy to foretell future events.
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- For example, for a fateful moment, such as the dispatch of a large shipment by sea, some exporters would require the advice of experts and outsiders, the counsel of foretellers, and the help of the Virgin Mary.
- We are in the best prophetic traditions, not foretellers, but forthtellers: we would like to say what ought to be, and we speak in the name of tradition in this way.
- Someone has to become the foreteller of the future, and they start leading people toward it.