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Definition of "prophetic" []

  • Of, belonging to, or characteristic of a prophet or prophecy: prophetic books. (adjective)
  • Foretelling events as if by divine inspiration: casual words that proved prophetic. (adjective)

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 "prophetic" in a sentence
  • "His name has been synonymous with the phrase "prophetic imagination" for three decades of preachers and Christian teachers."
  • "Note the use of the term prophetic by both, with its complex of connotations quite at odds with the grounding in science — religion and rapture, voices and visions, the conjuring otherwise known as fantasy defined, for the moment, not in terms of literature but in terms of psychology: the sustained fancy; the ludic or oneiric imagining; from the Greek phantasia; a making visible."
  • "But what we shall be saying about it depends largely, I suppose, upon our definition of the term prophetic; also a little upon our feeling with regard to good taste and the permissible in fiction."