soothsaying

[sooth-sey-ing]
noun
1.
the practice or art of foretelling events.
2.
a prediction or prophecy.

Origin:
1525–35; sooth + saying

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soothsay

[sooth-sey]
verb (used without object), soothsaid, soothsaying.
to foretell events; predict.

Origin:
1600–10; back formation from soothsayer

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soothsay (ˈsuːθˌseɪ)
 
vb , -says, -saying, -said
(intr) to predict the future
 
'soothsaying
 
n

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Example sentences
Unintended consequences will shut the system down because soothsaying does not
  work.
The straw-vote season is yet too early to provide any basis for soothsaying.
In other words, betting patterns often make for good, unconscious soothsaying.
Unintended consequences will shut the system down because soothsaying does not
  work.
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