Sooth"say`ing, n.

1.

A true saying; truth.

[Obs.]

2.

The act of one who soothsays; the foretelling of events; the art or practice of making predictions.

A damsel, possessed with a spirit of divination . . . which brought her masters much gain by soothsaying. Acts xvi. 16.

3.

A prediction; a prophecy; a prognostication.

Divinations and soothsayings and dreams are vain. Eclus. xxxiv. 5.

 

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