a person who professes to foretell events.
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How to use soothsayer in a sentence
Plenty of social media soothsayers are claiming that no one will want to go back to theaters now that they’re used to streaming big new releases at home.This Summer, We’re Going to Go to the Movies More—and Love It More | Stephanie Zacharek | May 12, 2021 | Time
There’s a moment in Act I of Macbeth when Banquo, upon meeting the soothsayer witches, speaks, of, gasp, the B-word.The cloud of impeachment hangs over the markets—even Bitcoin is sinking | Bernhard Warner | January 11, 2021 | Fortune
No wonder they were often considered bad omens: no soothsayer could tell when one might appear.
It's at a time like this that Germans yearn most for Paul the Octopus, the great mollusk soothsayer for Germany.The Amazing Tale of Paul the Psychic Octopus: Germany’s World Cup Soothsayer | Emily Shire | July 12, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
A soothsayer warned Julius Caesar about the Ides of March—a catastrophe looming in the middle of the month.
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 | Kevin Fallon | August 28, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The italicized phrase isn't exactly a hallmark of the sort of hubristic soothsayer Abrams seems to describe.
In the midst of the way there arose a woman of Ireland, that clept herself as a soothsayer.Irish Witchcraft and Demonology | St. John D. (St. John Drelincourt) Seymour
Last night I dreamed a dream; and it needs no wise man, no cunning soothsayer, to read the interpretation thereof.Sarchedon | G. J. (George John) Whyte-Melville
Charmian, addressing Alexas in a flattering manner, asked where was the soothsayer he praised so much.The Mysteries of All Nations | James Grant
Louis received a similar reply from a soothsayer, who had foretold the death of one of his favourites.Quentin Durward | Sir Walter Scott
Greatly incensed, he arranged for the death of the soothsayer when he should leave the royal presence after an interview.Quentin Durward | Sir Walter Scott
British Dictionary definitions for soothsayer
a seer or prophet
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