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Definitions of foretell

  1. To predict. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  2. To predict or prophesy; to tell beforehand. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. To tell before: to prophesy. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To utter predictions. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To utter prophecy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  6. foreshadow or presage Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make a prediction about; tell in advance; "Call the outcome of an election" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. To predict tell beforehand. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  9. To tell before an event happens; to foretoken. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. To tell before an event happens; to predict. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  11. FORETELLER. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.

Usage examples for foretell

  1. None could call down rain from the clouds, or conjure them into a clear sky, or foretell the coming of storms, like him. – Traditions of the North American Indians, Vol. 3 (of 3) by James Athearn Jones
  2. A strange thing in the air that is said, in these parts, to foretell calamity. – Put Yourself in His Place by Charles Reade
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