Daughter of Priam, gifted with the power of prophecy; but
Apollo, whom she had offended, brought it to pass that no one believed
her predictions. (Shakespeare: Troilus and Cressida.)
“Those who foresee and predict the downfall, meet with the fate of
Cassandra.” —The Times.
Source: Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, E. Cobham Brewer, 1894
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