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Definition of "foretell" []

  • To tell of or indicate beforehand; predict. (verb-transitive)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "foretell" in a sentence
  • "With whatever qualifications, it is certainly one of the great English lyrics, and its union of Renaissance sensuousness with grandeur of conception and sureness of expression foretell clearly enough at twenty the poet of 'Paradise Lost.'"
  • "The NFL, which is suddenly in danger of becoming the No Football League, routinely proposes rules changes that seem to foretell a ban on tackling."
  • "You know, it's impossible, particularly in this part of the world and particularly in the middle of a war, to foretell the future."