[fawr-nol-ij, fohr-, fawr-nol-ij, fohr-]
- knowledge of something before it exists or happens; prescience: Did you have any foreknowledge of the scheme?
Origin of foreknowledge
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presentiment, premonition; foresightedness.
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Examples from the Web for foreknowledge
It could not have been that his 'foreknowledge' was supernatural.Homeward Bound
James Fenimore Cooper
All this is done without our ordaining, thinking, or foreknowledge.Selections from the Table Talk of Martin Luther
The god, at any rate, has foreknowledge, and premonishes those whom he will of what is about to be.The Apology
But though knowledge is good for man, foreknowledge is not so good.David Elginbrod
"Our foreknowledge implies only human faculties," was the reply.The Blindman's World
Word Origin and History for foreknowledge
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