foreknow

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v foreknow realize beforehand
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Foreknow To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand. "Who would the miseries of man foreknow ?"
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foreknow To have previous knowledge of; know beforehand; think of or contemplate beforehand.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Foreknow fōr-nō′ to know beforehand: to foresee
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Usage

In literature:

Harm will not come to you, but a good you cannot foreknow.
"Lilith" by George MacDonald
He caused her a spasm of anguish, foreknowing him doomed.
"The Tragic Comedians, Complete" by George Meredith
If God foreknows the future, must he not have foreseen the fall of his creatures?
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
Now as these are not foreknowable, the case itself cannot be predeterminable.
"Coleridge's Literary Remains, Volume 4." by Samuel Taylor Coleridge
Why should man fear, seeing his course is ruled By fortune, and he nothing can foreknow?
"The Seven Plays in English Verse" by Sophocles
He foreknows, and foretels the ruin of Malacca.
"The Works of John Dryden, Volume XVI. (of 18)" by John Dryden
We are ignorant how God knows, or how he foreknows.
"Sermons on Various Important Subjects" by Andrew Lee
But she could not speak, or would not, foreknowing what must happen now that had never happened to her before.
"Stradella" by F(rancis) Marion Crawford
Accordingly Circe foretells, and Ulysses foreknows; the two are counterparts.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
Question at times She made, yet seemed the answer to foreknow.
"Legends of the Saxon Saints" by Aubrey de Vere
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In poetry:

"Hers, but she never his?
He reapeth miseries,
Foreknows
His wages woes;
"To The Dead Cardinal Of Westminster" by Francis Thompson
I thought that she was kindly sent,
In gracious God's foreknowing,
To save from fatal detriment,
This infant nation growing.
"A Song Of The Olden Time" by James Avis Bartley
’Twas thus He suffered, though a Son,
Foreknowing, choosing, feeling all,
Until the perfect work was done,
And drunk the bitter cup of gall.
"How shall I follow Him I serve?" by Josiah Conder

In science:

We just foreknow that our random walk behaves similar;y to diffusion processes (like the Wiener process) but with randomly varying diffusivity in place of a constant one.
On statistics and 1/f noise of molecular random walk in low-density gas
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