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Definition of "soothsaying" []

  • The art or practice of foretelling events. (noun)
  • A prediction; a prophecy. (noun)

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 "soothsaying" in a sentence
  • "One area where no buy signal is being triggered is in municipal bonds; a factor of investors continuing to panic out of them on the word of soothsaying whimsy and in light of heated headlines noting the possibility of municipal insolvencies exacerbated by underfunded pension liabilities."
  • "In truth, there is another aspect to this kind of soothsaying, and that is the element of creating excitement for an event where the outcome runs the risk of being a study in foregone conclusions."
  • "Key point of interest in this article for me is the reference to the "soothsaying" ritual of using the cup to divine from oil poured on water in Egypt, a practice that dates back to ancient Mesopotamia."