a ball of clear crystal, glass, or the like, used in crystal gazing.
a method or means of predicting the future.
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How to use crystal ball in a sentence
If they’d had access to a crystal ball at the time, Vox Media might have chosen a different month to launch its first party data solution, Forte.With Forte, Vox Media looks to drive a majority of display revenue with its first party data | Max Willens | February 11, 2021 | Digiday
Obviously, if I had a crystal ball and knew what was going to happen, there’s many things I would’ve changed.
Scale AI CEO Alexandr Wang doesn’t need a crystal ball to see where artificial intelligence will be used in the future.
The big question, of course, is what happens next, and none of us has a crystal ball.It’s easy to assume pawnshops are doing great in the pandemic. It’s also wrong. | Emily Stewart | November 30, 2020 | Vox
Naturally, the Cullinan includes a crystal ball that shows the future.The first Rolls-Royce SUV has tricks that might actually justify its price tag | Dan Carney | October 5, 2020 | Popular-Science
The two crystal ball gazers have been engaged in a running battle on Twitter, on their own websites, and in the media at large.
Doritos: crystal ball Year: 2009 Ad Meter Score: 8.46 Kellogg Grade: A Share Price Change: 1.88 percent 3.
Peter Lauria gazes into his crystal ball for these and more forecasts for the coming year.10 Media Predictions for 2011, from Facebook to Katie Couric | Peter Lauria | December 31, 2010 | THE DAILY BEAST
“My crystal ball was set back 15 years,” Rodriguez said ruefully.
Exception: this gem of juvenile male humor, featuring a not-so-magic crystal ball.
He unrolled it, and within that again found a little crystal ball about the size of a dove's egg.A Modern Aladdin | Howard Pyle
The crystal ball became as it were a ball of fire revolving within itself.King--of the Khyber Rifles | Talbot Mundy
He lifted down a crystal ball on a small black polished wooden stand and handed it over.The Necromancers | Robert Hugh Benson
I should like the crystal ball to show me what my husband will be like.Stories from the Faerie Queen | Edmund Spenser
There was no hidden secret which that crystal ball could not tell.Stories from the Faerie Queen | Edmund Spenser
British Dictionary definitions for crystal ball
the glass globe used in crystal gazing
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Other Idioms and Phrases with crystal ball
A means of predicting the future, as in So what does your crystal ball say about the coming election? The term is a figurative use of the crystal or glass ball used by fortune-tellers. [c. 1900]
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