Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


Monotony was already so familiar that its continuance was a foreknown evil.

Thus the order of nature is fixed and eternal, ordained and foreknown from all time.

According to that, a certainty must exist in order to be foreknown; and it must be foreknown in order to exist!

As all events yet future are foreknown to God, they are in themselves, it is said, alike certain.

That death must therefore have been at least expected, foreknown.

If I had foreknown what it was I would never have mentioned it.

How greatly would the plain but gifted Quimby have been shocked, had he foreknown that Mrs. Eddy would thus apotheosize him.

But the simple question is, Does the event take place because it is foreknown, or is it foreknown because it will take place?

The constructor of the enigma adapted its conditions to a foreknown solution.

No doubt the sons of God are foreknown and chosen from all eternity, and predestinated to adoption.