tell fortunes

tell fortunes

To (profess to) anticipate, and inform about, future outcomes or see what future events will take place. There's this old lady in the apartment next to mine who tells fortunes for ten bucks. I never go in for stuff like that, but I'll admit that I'm a bit curious.
See also: fortune, tell
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Black-eyed gipsy girls, hooded in showy handkerchiefs, sallied forth to tell fortunes, and pale slender women with consumptive faces lingered upon the footsteps of ventriloquists and conjurors, and counted the sixpences with anxious eyes long before they were gained.
She has the same opinion as yourself of these vagabonds of Egypt, who play the tambourine and tell fortunes to the public.
They came to Reims to tell fortunes in the name of the King of Algiers, and the Emperor of Germany.
She resembled a low-class medium or one of those women who tell fortunes by cards for half a crown.
If you had been able to tell fortunes you would have been able to tell that you would have been here today," laughed Magistrate Steward, before fining her forty shillings plus costs.
Such conjunctions had significance to astrologers - trying to tell fortunes based on the planet's motions - so may have been seen as important to the Magi.
I can't tell fortunes, so I'll have to wait and see how they will play first .
The Runes never tell fortunes, nor do they predict future events.
The parrot spoke some Yiddish and knew enough Italian to tell fortunes.
In Sibat's case, the charges seem to center on a call-in talk show he hosted on a Lebanese satellite station where he would tell fortunes and give advice.
Some Iranian fortune-tellers predict the future based on Tarot card readings while others tell fortunes by looking at the coffee dregs, which remain at the bottom of thick Turkishstyle coffee.
Cute Sak can record secrets, tell fortunes and compliment her friends.
One of the main characters that comes to mind is the Indian who used to tell fortunes.
Such a person would be able to heal all sorts of diseases, tell fortunes and provide spiritual protection.
Another lady in our street volunteered to tell fortunes and my brother went to have his told but she refused.