verb (used with object), fore·told, fore·tell·ing.
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Origin of foretell
OTHER WORDS FROM foretellfore·tell·er, nounun·fore·told, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for foretell
The winning lottery numbers and foretold riches never arrived.
The Monuments Men touched upon all of the action in Europe save for Italy—a conspicuous absence that foretold a future volume.How WWII Soldiers Saved Italy’s Art From the Nazis|Noah Charney|May 25, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Six words transmitted wirelessly late in the evening of Nov. 7, 2000, foretold an event that forever changed American politics.How a Tweet Can Beat a PAC: Social Media Gives Voters Muscle in Politics|Mark McKinnon|April 1, 2012|DAILY BEAST
As the Kalmuck had foretold, we arrived at night in a Kalmuck camp, consisting of a score of tents.Travels in the Steppes of the Caspian Sea, the Crimea, the Caucasus, &c.|Xavier Hommaire de Hell
After a time, as the old man had foretold, his boat began to sink.Old-World Japan|Frank Rinder
He quoted proverbs, was full of strange saws, foretold the future—approximately.The Surprises of Life|Georges Clemenceau
He had the reputation among his fellows of being a prophet and had foretold the day of his own death.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
As Mr. Masterson foretold, two riding side and side had made a dash for the wounded Indian, who still lifted up his arm.The Sunset Trail|Alfred Henry Lewis