Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Same as fatidic.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective rare Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent.

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  • adjective Having power to foretell future events; prophetic; fatiloquent.

Etymologies

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Latin fatidicus; fatum fate + dicere to say, tell.

Examples

  • His head, laden with an Assyrian mitre, was bent, and he was watching the gold plate on his breast; it was covered with fatidical stones, and the flame mirrored in it formed irisated lights.

    Salammbo

  • They were fatidical gifts, that saw and hatchet; in the years ahead of me I was to use tools as well as my brothers did, as I proved when I helped to build our frontier home.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Which he was enabled so assuredly to assent to, upon the advantage of the relaxation of his Soul now departing from the Body: Which Diodorus Siculus, lib. 18, notes to be the Opinion of Pythagoras and his followers, that it is the privilege of the Soul near her Departure, to exercise a fatidical Faculty, and to pronounce truly touching things future.

    The Iron Chest of Durley

  • They were fatidical gifts, that saw and hatchet; in the years ahead of me I was to use tools as well as my brothers did, as I proved when I helped to build our frontier home.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • As was to be expected, the eternal calamity howlers and false prophets of evil raise their fatidical voices on this present occasion, in protest against female suffrage, invoking the sanctity of the home and the necessity of perpetuating customs that have been observed for many years.

    The Woman and the Right to Vote

  • Cruel, fantastic, nonchalant, and shivering atrociously, his female Satan worshippers go to their greedy master in * fatidical and shuddering attitudes; they submit to his glacial embrace.

    Promenades of an Impressionist

  • They were fatidical gifts, that saw and hatchet; in the years ahead of me I was to use tools as well as my brothers did, as I proved when I helped to build our frontier home.

    The Story of a Pioneer

  • Pierre remembered the four fatidical letters, the S.P.Q.R. of old and glorious Rome, which like an order of final triumph given to Destiny he had everywhere found in present-day Rome, on all the walls, on all the insignia, even on the municipal dust-carts!

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Volume 5

  • Pierre remembered the four fatidical letters, the S.P.Q.R. of old and glorious Rome, which like an order of final triumph given to Destiny he had everywhere found in present-day Rome, on all the walls, on all the insignia, even on the municipal dust-carts!

    The Three Cities Trilogy: Rome, Complete

  • Pierre remembered the four fatidical letters, the S.P.Q.R. of old and glorious Rome, which like an order of final triumph given to Destiny he had everywhere found in present-day Rome, on all the walls, on all the insignia, even on the municipal dust-carts!

    The Three Cities Trilogy, Complete Lourdes, Rome and Paris

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  • Prophetic; having the power to foretell the future. (from Phrontistery)

    May 24, 2008