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fortunetelling

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fortunetelling the practice of predicting people's futures (usually for payment)
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Usage

In literature:

Two days after, she sent for M. de St. Florentin, and begged him not to molest the fortuneteller.
"The Secret Memoirs of Louis XV./XVI, Complete" by Madame du Hausset, an "Unknown English Girl" and the Princess Lamballe
A fortuneteller with cards gives one the same shock of surprise.
"The Path of a Star" by Mrs. Everard Cotes (AKA Sara Jeannette Duncan)
She was a fortuneteller and she wanted to tell me my fortune.
"Slave Narratives: Arkansas Narratives" by Work Projects Administration
Nevertheless, however blind and lying is the fortuneteller's art, it may yet hit home once in a thousand times.
"The Original Fables of La Fontaine" by Jean de la Fontaine
We'll do like any fortuneteller; tell the customer what he wants to believe and keep him happy.
"The Cosmic Computer" by Henry Beam Piper
Their women, too, are expert fortunetellers, and have husbands ready-made for sixpence.
"Wilson's Tales of the Borders and of Scotland, Vol. 9" by Various
Granny Wicks' fortunetelling business continued to grow.
"The Year When Stardust Fell" by Raymond F. Jones
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In news:

You've got to know that tragic mishappenings are ahead when the Gypsy fortuneteller, Madame Whosit, with the sad dark eyes, shows up in the very first scene.
Xu Tong's 157-minute docu concerns a badly crippled fortuneteller with a severely impaired wife, driven from pillar to post by police crackdowns.
At pic's opening, Li lives in a small town on Beijing's outskirts, barely scratching out a living as a fortuneteller .
A Southern California fortuneteller has been convicted on nine felony sex counts for convincing two teenage girls he could turnaround bleak futures if they had sex with him.
But within less than three months, the fashion fortuneteller has amassed a list of clients that includes corporate moguls such as Calvin Klein, Gap, Target and Osh Kosh.
Gaithersburg to allow fortunetelling in city limits.
2 Gypsy clans' feud over fortunetelling offers rare glimpse into insular culture.
Copperfield wants to make magic restoring fortuneteller.
Judge Overturns Town's Fortunetelling Ban.
Fortunetelling is protected speech, a judge ruled.
Judge overturns Alexandria's fortunetelling ban.
A federal judge has struck down a central Louisiana ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activities in the city of Alexandria.
A federal judge has struck down a central Louisiana ordinance banning fortunetelling, palm reading, astrology and similar activities in the city of Alexandria.
Djemaa el Fna, the main square of the Medina, is a motley tapestry of life, where shoppers wade through a chaos of fortunetellers, snake charmers and pushy henna painters.
Ban on fortunetelling, palm reading .
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