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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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George got hold of the paper, and read us out the boating fatalities, and the weather forecast, which latter prophesied "rain, cold, wet to fine"
Contrary to Bilibin's forecast the news he had brought was joyfully received.
She included them all in her forecast, she included them all in her maternity, although the party comprised William Pepper and Miss Allan, both of whom might have been supposed to have seen a fair share of the panorama.
Do you imagine that her rapid forecast and rumination concerning house-furniture and society were ever discernible in her conversation, even with her mamma?
Quite congruously with the placid, erudite, quality of his culture, although, like other poets, he sings much of youth, he is often most successful in the forecast, the expression, of the humours, the considerations, that in truth are more proper to old age:--
Her fellows upon the island looked on in horror, helpless to avert her doom in which they saw a forecast of their own.
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.