from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. The act or practise of predicting the future (especially for money), as by using a crystal ball, reading palms, reading tea leaves in a cup, etc.; prediction of future events, especially those of a personal nature.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Telling, or pretending to tell, the future events of one's life.
- n. The act or practice of predicting future events in the life of any person.
Sorry, no etymologies found.
Is prophecy just another name for fortune-telling?
Lighted by muted stained-glass lamps and scented candles and separated from its back room by velvet drapes that dropped in heavy folds behind strings of hanging beads, Miss Annabelle’s ofisa, as she referred to her fortune-telling shop, was small and squarish, with a table and wicker chairs on a maroon Oriental rug in the middle of the floor.
Her so-called fortune-telling is nothing more than business advice.
The fortune-telling aspect of our brains allows us to navigate our world successfully; we continuously create a model of the world around us, and then make guesses about what will probably happen next.
Combine that with fortune-telling and there is no way way to figure out what is going on.
He was briefly enrolled in a Catholic seminary before he set off for Europe as a traveling artist who did portraits and cartoons of tourists and performed fortune-telling on the side.
The films came together around things like AA Bronson's use of mirrors in his artwork, his interest in scrying and fortune-telling, his John Dee-like countenance; [Lady] Jaye and Genesis [P-Orridge]'s fascination with the pandrogyne, their physical dynamic and relationship, their surgeries, and an amazing staircase in their Ridgewood apartment building that could visually be made to unwind like an enormous DNA strand.
A mother-daughter fortune-telling team persuaded at least three people to give them their life savings because the money was cursed and needed cleansing, then fled ...
A mother-daughter fortune-telling team persuaded at least three people to give them their life savings because the money was "cursed" and needed cleansing, then fled with the cash before being caught in Arizona, authorities said Thursday.
A mother-daughter fortune-telling team persuaded at least three people to give them their life savings because the money was "cursed" and needed cleansing, then fled ...
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