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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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He told fortunes for beer money and briefly hung out with the Burroughs circle in Tangier.
Another was Daisy, which danced, and Dolly, the Shetland pony, which did sums and told fortunes.
At the IQ Zoo, chickens danced to rock-and-roll music (see Figure 2) and told fortunes, raccoons played basketball, rabbits kissed and propelled fire trucks, rabbits and cats played the piano, ducks turned on jukeboxes and strummed guitars, and cockatoos solved math problems (or so it anthropomorphically seemed).
She has told fortunes for Robert De Niro, George Michael, Bob Geldolf, Uma Thurman and perhaps most notably, the late Princess Diana.
PALMDALE - Teenagers dressed in gowns and faux armor sparred with wooden swords in a mock battle, told fortunes, sang and acted out Shakespearean scenes for Palmdale High School's annual Renaissance Faire.
CLAIRVOYANT Dee Haynes who told fortunes to raise money for the earthquake victims of Turkey is to try her hand again after raising pounds 60.
As a child, Victoria Woodhull gave spiritualistic performances, sold patent medicines, and told fortunes with her traveling family.