soothsayer

Part of speech: noun

A mantis.

Part of speech: noun

One who claims to have prophetic insight.

Part of speech: noun

Soothsaying.

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Usage examples "soothsayer":

  1. To be sure they are fulfilled; but we are not required to put faith in the inspiration either of the Arab soothsayer or of the Christian monk. - "The Life and Works of Friedrich Schiller", Calvin Thomas.
  2. The plates, as proposed by the soothsayer, were placed before the child Moses, who immediately seized upon the fire, and put it into his mouth, which caused him henceforward to stammer in his speech. - "Flowers from a Persian Garden and Other Papers", W. A. Clouston.
  3. Long they ran on in mutual change of talk; of what lifeless comrade spoke the soothsayer, of what body for burial? - "The Aeneid of Virgil", Virgil.