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n. - (Greek mythology) the blind prophet of Thebes who revealed to Oedipus that Oedipus had murdered his father and married his mother.

Usage examples (33)
  • I'm a prophet without honour, the Tiresias of Academe.
  • We're very old school, Jocasta's brother, Creon (Jose Joaquin Perez), says at one point, referring to the barrio's belief system that accepts as gospel the premonitions of...
  • The APE claims to exactly understand our predicament, present and future, and he counsels the hoi polloi with a degree of certainty unmatched since the days of the blind seer,...
  • And like Tiresias, I can change genders if I so desire. for more
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