prescience

[ presh-uh ns, -ee-uh ns, pree-shuh ns, -shee-uh ns ]SEE DEFINITION OF prescience

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Take, for example, the prescience of a skilled business man.

We marvel that we had no prescience of these, and that we did not attain to them sooner.

In what does the prescience of love differ from inspiration?

He would meet her again; a touch of prescience told him this.

Before my son's return I foresaw it, with the prescience of maternal love.

She assured him that he had prescience, and several other powers as well.

What prescience does all this imply—prescience no where to be found but in God!

Isabel, with that prescience she had about the minds of people, knew what it meant.

Could I but see him, warn him, for my prescience tells me he will attempt this thing again.

She went upstairs, her heart light, not so much from reality as from prescience.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., from Old French prescience (13c.) and directly from Late Latin praescientia "fore-knowledge," from *praescientem, present participle of *praescire "to know in advance," from Latin prae "before" (see pre-) + scire "to know" (see science).

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR PRESCIENCE

anticipation

nounreadiness; forethought
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