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  • n. Plural form of soothsayer.

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Examples

  • Such occurrences were omens from heaven, so he called his soothsayers to ask what it meant.

    Alexander the Great

  • 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.

    Myths and Legends of Ancient Greece and Rome

  • 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.

    An Egyptian Princess — Volume 09

  • "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."

    BBC News - Home

  • Most economists might as well be called soothsayers - Professor John K Galbraith, 1970.

    Vanguard News

  • It's that time of year now where all these so-called soothsayers come crawling out of the knobwork.

    Express Milwaukee

  • Look, in the Bible it tells you that soothsayers, meaning mediums and people like that, are wicked, right?

    Maura's Game

  • -- 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."

    Sketches of the Natural History of Ceylon

  • -- 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"

    Ceylon; an Account of the Island Physical, Historical, and Topographical with Notices of Its Natural History, Antiquities and Productions, Volume 1 (of 2)

  • Many, like Raja Petra Kamaruddin have become the Nostradamuses of our time - "soothsayers" in a world of "Dragon-slayers".

    Lim Kit Siang

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