forecast


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forecast

(for′kast″)
To make an informed prediction about a future event based on history, data, and personal experiences and professional judgments.
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The barometer is useless: it is as misleading as the newspaper forecast.
At that period, the subsequent stage career and nightmare of cruelty for Michael was beyond any wildest forecast or apprehension.
So, tried by the test of appearances, Dame Dermody's confident forecast of our destinies had failed to justify itself, and had taken its place among the predictions that are never fulfilled.
That is just it, your Honour," replied the counsel for the plaintiff; "the defendant by making a correct forecast fooled my client in the only way that he could do so.
He held that it was possible in the case of many a person in good health to forecast his death with precision, several months in advance of the event.
Had she not forecast the future, and were there not times when in the loneliness of her chamber she was heard to hold converse with some being upon whom mortal eye never rested--some dark familiar who passed where doors were barred and windows high?
His forecast proved to be correct, for the detective looked blank enough when I got to Baker Street and showed him the empty box.
The forecast shadow of meditated crime traveled before him already, as he threaded his way among his fellow-men.
Here, however, she thought she might have launched forth with safety; and the sagacious reader will not perhaps accuse her of want of sufficient forecast in so doing, but will rather admire with what wonderful celerity she tacked about, when she found herself steering a wrong course.
His most conspicuous trait was an ability to scent the wind and forecast it a night in advance.
But I knew before I saw you that my forecast had come true.
But I would rather hope that ye shall be well received, as your poor father forecast for you, and for anything that I ken come to be a great man in time.