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Word: prophetic

Definition: of a prophet or prophecy; having to do with predicting the future; N. prophecy; V. prophesy; N. prophet


Sentences Containing 'prophetic'

According to the "Historia Augusta", on January 11 of that year the emperor Aurelian ordered a consultation of the Sibylline books, a collection of prophetic utterances from the gods "(fata deorum)", resulting in a lustration of the city by means of the Amburbium and Ambarvalia.
Although intended as a humorous response to the Surgeon General's Commission on Smoking, whose recently-issued report on the dangers of smoking had been accompanied by an official photo of the Commission showing ashtrays overflowing with cigarette butts, the Eastland anti-smoking ordinance proved prophetic-even though, at the time it generated a deluge of hate mail from the outraged citizens of Winston-Salem, North Carolina.
And now, indeed, I began to think that in my old association of her with the stained-glass window in the church, a prophetic foreshadowing of what she would be to me, in the calamity that was to happen in the fullness of time, had found a way into my mind.
And yet the old squaw Tistig, at Gayhead, said that the name would somehow prove prophetic.
During King’s speech, he speaks with urgency and crisis giving him a prophetic voice.
Henry Corbin, who considers al-Farabi to be a crypto-Shi'ite, says that his ideas should be understood as a "prophetic philosophy" instead of being interpreted politically.
His commanding stature, the symmetry of his form, the dark and melancholy beauty of his countenance, rather rendered piquant than impaired by an obliquity of vision, produced an imposing impression even before his deep and powerful voice had given utterance to its melodious thunders; and harsh and superficial half-truths enunciated with surpassing ease and grace of gesture, and not only with an air of absolute conviction but also with the authority of a prophetic messenger, in tones whose magical fascination was inspired by an earnestness beyond all imitation of art, acquired a plausibility and importance which, at least while the orator spoke, made his audience entirely forgetful of their preconceived objections against them.
His fascination with three-dimensional imaging can be seen in his whimsical and possibly prophetic piece, "Man's Best Friend in 2084".
I know him,' said the Old Soldier, fanning herself, in a sort of calm prophetic agony, 'and I know he'll die there, sooner than he'll overturn the Doctor's plans.'
In 1826 Maitland put forth a pamphlet which he called "An Enquiry into the Grounds on which the Prophetic Period of Daniel and St.
In 2008 Stuart received the Lesbian and Gay Christian Movement Award for "energetic and prophetic advocacy on behalf of LGBT people, numerous pioneering theological books, and for remaining a loyal member of LGCM".
In a hymn of the late 4th-century hispanic poet Prudentius, the three gifts have already gained their medieval interpretation as prophetic emblems of Jesus' identity, familiar in the carol "We Three Kings" by John Henry Hopkins, Jr., 1857.
In a later review, Leonard Maltin noted the prophetic nature of the plotline, "This powder keg of a film is fascinating on many levels, particularly as it looks into the 'future' and uncannily depicts the world at war and the mainstream popularity of television."
In Greece, the oracles at Delphi and other sacred sites gave pronouncements in a highly stylized form of prophetic speech.
In the writings of Professor Owen we continually meet with the expression of generalised forms, as applied to extinct animals; and in the writings of Agassiz, of prophetic or synthetic types; and these terms imply that such forms are, in fact, intermediate or connecting links.
It contained the prophetic song "Kurt Kobain" in which he wrote of his own death and 'passing the sign' to 1st Born as his protégé once he was gone.
Lucan follows the procession with the sacrifice of a bull, whose entrails reveal dire omens, and a prophetic speech by Nigidius Figulus based on his astronomical observations.
Many in the simple church consider this kind of self-evaluation very healthy and tie it to the important prophetic role in the movement.
Mrs. Southcott had recently attained her five and twentieth blessed birthday, of whom a prophetic private in the Life Guards had heralded the sublime appearance by announcing that arrangements were made for the swallowing up of London and Westminster.
My mother was sitting by the fire, but poorly in health, and very low in spirits, looking at it through her tears, and desponding heavily about herself and the fatherless little stranger, who was already welcomed by some grosses of prophetic pins, in a drawer upstairs, to a world not at all excited on the subject of his arrival; my mother, I say, was sitting by the fire, that bright, windy March afternoon, very timid and sad, and very doubtful of ever coming alive out of the trial that was before her, when, lifting her eyes as she dried them, to the window opposite, she saw a strange lady coming up the garden.
One notable example that transitioned from small parlor performances (like the pro-suffrage plays performed by amateur actors) to widespread popularity in the United States is "The Spirit of Seventy-Six; or, The Coming Woman, A Prophetic Drama" (1868) by Ariana Randolph Wormeley Curtis and Daniel Sargent Curtis.
Oracular literature, also called orphic or prophetic literature, positions the poet as a medium between humanity and another world, sometimes defined as supernatural or non-human.
Prophetic and apocalyptic speeches, often preached by illiterate artisans or women, railed against the apostasy of the Church hierarchy and prophesied the destruction of Babylon.
Prophetic dreams and visions were common among its adherents, along with appeals to God's divine judgment and wrath.
Prophetic voice is using rhetoric to speak for a population.
Psychology, the soul and prophetic knowledge.
Queen Maya came to bear the Buddha after receiving a prophetic dream in which she foresaw the descent of the Bodhisattva (Buddha-to-be) from the heaven into her womb.
Recorded examples of her making prophetic statements occurred before she left England, while on the ship bound for New England, and most notably during her trial when she foresaw her own deliverance.
She then addressed the court with her own judgment, becoming both instructional and prophetic, and claiming her source of knowledge to be divine revelations.
Some future-tense stories have a prophetic tone.
Special attention must be given to al-Farabi's treatment of the soul's "imaginative" faculty, which is essential to his interpretation of prophethood and prophetic knowledge.
The most common forms of Sufi group dhikr consist in the recital of particular litanies (e.g. Hizb al-Bahr of the Shadhilis), a composition of Qur'anic phrases and Prophetic supplications (e.g. Wird al-Latif of the Ba `Alawis), or a liturgical repetition of various formula and prayers (e.g. al-Wadhifa of the Tijanis ).
The prophetic voice must “restore and sense of duty and virtue amidst the decay of venality.” An evident example is when King declares that “now is a time to make justice a reality for all of God’s children.” “Given the context of the drama and tension of which it was situated,” King’s speech can be classified as a dynamic spectacle.
The psychological and speculative elements of the plot are introduced by a dream sequence: in 5th millennium Bucharest, depicted as a modern and luxurious metropolis, the cinema attendant Ioan (named "Carel" in the original version) is visited by a detailed prophetic vision, occurring in his sleep.
The setting for the books is the fictional planet of Nydus, with the adventure starting in Vadanis of the Empire of the Floating Islands, a realm dominated by astrology and other means of prophetic divination, to the extent that people are confined as insane for picking potatoes at an unpropitious time.
The “I Have A Dream” speech can be dissected by using three rhetorical lenses: voice merging, prophetic voice, and dynamic spectacle.
Therefore what makes prophetic knowledge unique is not its content, which is also accessible to philosophers through demonstration and intellection, but rather the form that it is given by the prophet's imagination.
This prophetic trait is underlined by Crohmălniceanu, who believes that, like Wells, Aderca made believable "an entirely new social and psychological reality."
Universally, the haḍra is almost always followed by Qur'anic recital in the tarteel style - which according to al-Junayd al-Baghdadi, was a prophetic instruction received through a dream.
Vitringa, a follower of Johannes Cocceius, was a supporter of prophetic theology.
Vitringa’s most notable work was that of "Anacrisis Apocalypseos Joannis Apostoli" (1705), which was considered a major event, in the history of prophetic theology at the turn of the 18th century.
We can so far take a prophetic glance into futurity as to foretell that it will be the common and widely spread species, belonging to the larger and dominant groups within each class, which will ultimately prevail and procreate new and dominant species.
When locating prophetic outcomes, he would associate events to the near rather than the far-off future, placing a distinct focus on the period of the Maccabees (2nd Century BC).
With the loss of millennialism, men lost faith in the imminent return of Christ, and the prophetic Scriptures denoting the reign of Christ became applied to the church.
Without Rev. Blackstone's lifelong efforts to build American political support and American prophetic understanding of dispensationalism and restorationism, American support for Zionism and the State of Israel might have been very different.
Young's initial 1852 announcement of the doctrine was greeted by some as prophetic.

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