American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- v. To see or predict the future by means of a crystal ball.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- To descry. Also skry.
- To cry out.
- To proclaim; announce publicly or by way of advertisement: as, to scry a sale.
- n. A cry.
- n. A flock of wild fowl.
- To divine, or to attempt divination, by crystal-gazing; induce hypnagogic illusions by gazing into a glass or crystal sphere or some equivalent medium.
GNU Webster's 1913
- v. obsolete To descry.
- n. A flock of wild fowl.
- n. obsolete A cry or shout.
- v. divine by gazing into crystals
- Middle English ascrie (Wiktionary)
- Short for descry. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Dee was haunted by his shortcomings: "You know I cannot see, nor scry" he lamented.”
“The Savant (aka nobody knows his identity) - cybernetic mathematical supergenius who can scry into the futures of many possible timelines.”
“Annika had already warped past aneurismal straight into action, dispatching search parties and hiring witches to scry.”
“Rydstrom told Sabine, “Cwena, the witch will scry for Lanthe—””
“Perhaps she was using the surface of the water to scry into her future.”
“Who has that crystal ball s/he can scry and come up with the certainty that it's okay to torture this one because we are *sure.”
“This was the place he had seen that time he'd tried to scry in the forest pool, the hilltop covered with warring Demons.”
“Perhaps tomorrow she would scry as well, but she had been afraid to do that for fear of what her spell would show her.”
“THE morning she had made-up her mind to scry, Idalia awoke, as always these days, to the drumming of the steadily falling rain and the distant music of Elven rain-chimes.”
“In an emergency, a Wildmage could scry in a simple bowl of water, but the most power-and the best results-came from using natural pools, and today Idalia wanted all the help she could get.”
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