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seeress

[seer-is]
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noun
  1. a woman who prophesies future events.

Origin of seeress

First recorded in 1835–45; seer1 + -ess

Usage note

See -ess.
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Examples from the Web for seeress

Historical Examples

  • I wasn't in any mood to get married, and least of all to a seeress.

    Vigorish

    Gordon Randall Garrett

  • Here, then, we behold a new phase of Circe, that of the seeress into the Beyond.

    Homer's Odyssey

    Denton J. Snider

  • This fact was not, however, within the knowledge of the seeress.

  • But this I, the seeress, do know right well, for it was revealed to me in a dream.

    HE

    Andrew Lang

  • "Tell me something of the past," said Phil, with a view of testing the knowledge of the seeress.

    The Errand Boy

    Horatio Alger


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