- a person who professes to foretell events.
Origin of soothsayer
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Examples from the Web for soothsayer
No wonder they were often considered bad omens: no soothsayer could tell when one might appear.Comet Surfing on a Rocket
Matthew R. Francis
August 10, 2014
A soothsayer warned Julius Caesar about the Ides of March—a catastrophe looming in the middle of the month.Memorial Days After Mourning Has Passed
May 25, 2014
But soothsayer Simon Cowell, who created and judges the show, saw the future.One Direction Is a Boy Band That Proves You Can Be Both Famous and Unknown
August 28, 2013
The Rapture did not come to pass on May 21, but soothsayer Harold Camping has rescheduled it for this Friday.8 Questions About the New Rapture
David A. Graham
October 20, 2011
To this the soothsayer adds the ceremonial element, 'attending upon the gods.'Euthyphro
Laches draws the inference that the courageous man is either a soothsayer or a god.
And yet Nicias, would you allow that you are yourself a soothsayer, or are you neither a soothsayer nor courageous?
Next day, Coeratadas arrived with the victims and the soothsayer.Anabasis
“You have divined the offence like a soothsayer,” said the stranger, laughingly.Romola
- a seer or prophet
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Word Origin and History for soothsayer
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