- n. Plural form of soothsayer.
“Such occurrences were omens from heaven, so he called his soothsayers to ask what it meant.”
“In addition to the manifestation of the will of the gods by means of oracles, the Greeks also believed that certain men, called soothsayers, were gifted with the power of foretelling future events from dreams, from observing the flight of birds, the entrails of sacrificed animals, and even the direction of the flames and smoke from the altar, &c.”
“The king trembled as he heard the words, vouchsafed his brother no answer, drank himself into unconsciousness that evening, and the next morning called the soothsayers, Magi and Chaldaeans together, in order to submit a question to them.”
“And now everyone's telling me the same's going to happen again - I just wouldn't bother getting on the plane down from Shetland if I believed all these so-called soothsayers.”
“Most economists might as well be called soothsayers - Professor John K Galbraith, 1970.”
“It's that time of year now where all these so-called soothsayers come crawling out of the knobwork.”
“Look, in the Bible it tells you that soothsayers, meaning mediums and people like that, are wicked, right?”
“-- But in relation to the insects of Ceylon the admiration of their colours is still less exciting than the astonishment created by the forms in which some of the families present themselves; especially the "soothsayers" (_Mantidæ_) and "walking leaves.”
“-- But the admiration of colours is still less exciting than the astonishment created by the forms in which some of the insect families present themselves, especially the "soothsayers”
“Many, like Raja Petra Kamaruddin have become the Nostradamuses of our time - "soothsayers" in a world of "Dragon-slayers".”
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