a prediction, whether founded or unfounded, that is ultimately confirmed because the very act of foretelling it influences behaviors and perceptions in ways that ultimately bring it about.
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How to use self-fulfilling prophecy in a sentence
It was a self-fulfilling prophecy, a feedback loop of rational and irrational fears.
Until now they have handcuffed themselves, turning the assessment of “no leverage” into a self-fulfilling prophecy.
Mohammed was concerned that rumors and reports of sectarian killings would become a self-fulfilling prophecy.
A vision of the universe as a barren landscape is a self-fulfilling prophecy.What the Stars Hold for Your Week, June 26-July 2, 2011 | Starsky + Cox | June 26, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
Well I got news for them, that becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy.