foreknowledge

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n foreknowledge knowledge of an event before it occurs
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Foreknowledge Knowledge of a thing before it happens, or of whatever is to happen; prescience. "If I foreknew, Foreknowledge had no influence on their fault."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foreknowledge Knowledge that precedes the existence of the thing or the happening of the event known; prescience.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foreknowledge knowledge of a thing before it happens
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Usage

In literature:

If you have foreknowledge, you have no right to keep silent.
"The Unicorn from the Stars and Other Plays" by William B. Yeats
NOTE ON FREE WILL AND FOREKNOWLEDGE.
"Life and Matter" by Oliver Lodge
It is as if you had some unfair foreknowledge of the natural order of events.
"The Jessica Letters: An Editor's Romance" by Paul Elmer More
I understood later, but even to this day the manner of his foreknowledge remains a mystery.
"My Sword's My Fortune" by Herbert Hayens
An oath, we will say, made previously, without any foreknowledge of the crime?
"The Red Triangle" by Arthur Morrison
PREDESTINATION CONSIDERED WITH REFERENCE TO DIVINE FOREKNOWLEDGE.
"The Doctrines of Predestination, Reprobation, and Election" by Robert Wallace
St. Paul rests the divine election on the foreknowledge of the Deity, and let his decision be final.
"On Calvinism" by William Hull
If the plot ever came to light, he would be involved in guilty concealment of foreknowledge.
"James VI and the Gowrie Mystery" by Andrew Lang
Zerviah Hope returned to his work, shrinking under the foreknowledge of his fate.
"Stories by American Authors, Volume 8" by Various
For the hundredth time since he had been on the station, Eric had to admit the wise foreknowledge of his chief.
"The Boy With the U. S. Life-Savers" by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
It is a love which requires no great foreknowledge to burn with real strength.
"Lady Anna" by Anthony Trollope
Impassive in wisdom and foreknowledge, they smile benignly on our agitation.
"A Journal of Impressions in Belgium" by May Sinclair
So may we not ask Him to bring His perfect foreknowledge to bear on all our mental training and storing?
"Kept for the Master's Use" by Frances Ridley Havergal
HAVE ANIMALS A FOREKNOWLEDGE OF DEATH?
"Dog Stories from the "Spectator"" by Various
By some mysterious agency, the coasters developed a foreknowledge of permission to proceed.
"Merchantmen-at-Arms" by David W. Bone
But it may be that foreknowledge of the future rested on a consciousness of the past.
"Historia Amoris: A History of Love, Ancient and Modern" by Edgar Saltus
Was there any member of that household, except himself, who had foreknowledge of the Prince's plans?
"The Intriguers" by William Le Queux
We also have a kind of foreknowledge.
"Three Thousand Dollars" by Anna Katharine Green
No one speaks without the foreknowledge that he is to be caught up, punned up, or ridiculed, as the case may be.
"Jack Hinton The Guardsman" by Charles James Lever
Shep shook all over, not with the cold, but with the foreknowledge of what was ahead of them.
"The Ranch Girls at Rainbow Lodge" by Margaret Vandercook
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In poetry:

By Thy last silence in the judgment-hall,
By long foreknowledge of the deadly tree,
By darkness, by the wormwood and the gall,
I pray Thee visit me.
"Honours -- Part II." by Jean Ingelow
Things of great worth shall come to pass
By true foreknowledge and in fact,—
Names worthier than mine in fame
And words which earned me men's esteem.
"Things of great worth shall come to pass..." by Boris Pasternak

In news:

Was there foreknowledge of the attacks.
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In science:

Because we do not have foreknowledge of the line excitation temperatures in the disk, we computed the strengths both in emission and absorption for a range of temperatures and evaluated them to determine temperature limits.
The magnetic Bp star 36 Lyncis, II. A spectroscopic analysis of its co-rotating disk
Berger and Exner (1999) and Berger (2005) model patterns of assignment that would occur if physicians were using this foreknowledge to the advantage of one assignment arm or the other, and may have greater power in such situations.
Covariate Balance in Simple, Stratified and Clustered Comparative Studies
However, in this work we explicitly consider algorithms that do not require such foreknowledge of d – rather, our algorithms have “good” performance with O(D log(n)) measurements.
Non-adaptive Group Testing: Explicit bounds and novel algorithms
We point out that the interpretation of data obtained from the AIA 171 ˚A filter should be done with foreknowledge of the thermal nature of the observed phenomenon.
Off-limb (spicule) DEM distribution from SoHO/SUMER observations
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