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(past foreknew; past part. foreknown; pres. part. foreknowing)
Realize beforehand.  Synonyms: anticipate, foresee, previse.

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"Foreknow" Quotes from Famous Books

... woman came her youth: Once more within her heaving breast it lived, Once more upon her forehead shone, as when The after-glow returns to Alpine snows Left death-like by dead day. Question at times She made, yet seemed the answer to foreknow. That tale complete, low-toned at last she spake: 'Unhappy they to whom these things are hard!' Then silent sat, and by degrees became Once more that dreaded prophet, stern and cold. The silence deeper grew: the sun, not set, ...
— Legends of the Saxon Saints • Aubrey de Vere

... is no natural inclination to evil; because nature inclines only to its like. But men by natural inclination seek to foreknow future events; and this belongs to divination. Therefore divination ...
— Summa Theologica, Part II-II (Secunda Secundae) • Thomas Aquinas

... Spirit! Thou that by Set turns and changes from Thy high And glorious throne dost here below Rule all, and all things dost foreknow! Can those blind plots we here discuss Please Thee, as Thy wise counsels us? When Thou Thy blessings here doth strow, And pour on earth, we flock and flow, With joyous strife and eager care, Struggling which shall have the best share In Thy rich gifts, just as we see Children about ...
— Poems of Henry Vaughan, Silurist, Volume II • Henry Vaughan

Words linked to "Foreknow" :   foresee, know, previse

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