Prophecy

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Used for statements that declare what might happen later, not what has already occurred. SlideThe economist's prophecy involves a global recession within the next decade.
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Not Always TruePlay
Prophecies are predictions that may or may not happen, so they are uncertain. SlideDespite the prophecy of victory, the team lost the match.
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Sometimes used metaphorically to express certainty about future events based on current trends. SlideGiven your rapid progress, the professor's prophecy of your success seems likely.