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She is prescient in her political predictions.
  knowing (or at least expecting) what will happen before it happens
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  • She is prescient in her political predictions.
  • He knew what this essence could do to him—the spice change that pushed his mind into prescient awareness.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Some small part of me probably fathomed what he intended, and yet I simply watched the scene like a disinterested spectator, whose instant glint of prescience is somehow self-fulfilling.
    Chang-rae Lee  --  A Gesture Life
  • Therefore, although Nathan’s remark was doubly infuriating at the time, piling, as I thought, imbecility on plain viciousness, I realize now how weirdly prescient it really was, how typical it was of that erratic, daft, tormented, but keenly honed and magisterial intelligence I was to get to know and find myself too often pitted against.
    William Styron  --  Sophie’s Choice

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  • What if she’d been a prescient enough mother to keep her daughter home from school today?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • It is a thing not uncommonly happening to the whale-boats in those swarming seas; the sharks at times apparently following them in the same prescient way that vultures hover over the banners of marching regiments in the east.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • Yet, with her prescience, she was aware of dooms and sorrows outside her lover’s purview.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • That prescient part of his mind saw her before he knew he was seeing her, and must surely have understood her before he knew he was understanding her , why else did he associate such dour, ominous images with her?
    Stephen King  --  Misery
  • By accident most strange, bountiful Fortune, Now my dear lady, hath mine enemies Brought to this shore; and by my prescience I find my zenith doth depend upon A most auspicious star, whose influence If now I court not but omit, my fortunes Will ever after droop.
    William Shakespeare  --  The Tempest
  • The right, however, as if to make up for this deficiency, seemed preternaturally observant, even prescient, and as he plodded over the courtroom floorboards, advancing with a limp toward Art Moran, motes of light winked through it.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars

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  • One by one, million by million, in the prescience of dawn, every leaf in that part of the world was moved.
    James Agee  --  A Death in the Family
  • It is plain, that natural religion proves the first, by intimating the necessity of a providence guiding and governing the world, from the consequence of the wisdom, justice, prescience, and goodness of the Almighty Creator: for otherwise it would be absurd to think, that God should create a world, without any care or providence over it, in guiding the operations of nature, so as to preserve the order of his creation.
    Daniel Defoe  --  Robinson Crusoe
  • He would walk along groping in the air, although he passed between objects with an inexplicable fluidity, as if be were endowed with some instinct of direction based on an immediate prescience.
    Gabriel Garcia Marquez  --  One Hundred Years of Solitude
  • It was a prescient worry.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • Vex not his prescience; be attentive.
    William Shakespeare  --  Antony and Cleopatra
  • He stared at Esta oddly, quite proud of his prescience in this case.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy
  • She had a dagger hidden in the folds of her dress, and an even smaller knife in the bodice of her undergarments, and the prescient witch-child, Elva, was standing just behind the curtain that backed Nasuada’s chair, ready to intercede if need be.
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • Had he any prescience of the day, five years to come, when Josiah Bounderby of Coketown was to die of a fit in the Coketown street, and this same precious will was to begin its long career of quibble, plunder, false pretences, vile example, little service and much law?
    Charles Dickens  --  Hard Times
  • Palmgren had delivered a prescient analysis.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • He had an uncanny prescience, as if he lived twenty seconds ahead of himself, seeing the coming trap along the rail or the route to the outside.
    Laura Hillenbrand  --  Seabiscuit
  • How little did I then think that the very first news I should hear from Mrs. Smith, when I next came into the country, would be that Barton cottage was taken: and I felt an immediate satisfaction and interest in the event, which nothing but a kind of prescience of what happiness I should experience from it, can account for.
    Jane Austen  --  Sense and Sensibility
  • In her younger years, with prescience and good management, Mammachi had collected all her falling hair in a small, embroidered purse that she kept on her dressing table.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • The artifice showed that the woman, by some mysterious intuition, had grasped the paradoxical truth that blindness may operate more vigorously than prescience, and the short-sighted effect more than the far-seeing; that limitation, and not comprehensiveness, is needed for striking a blow.
    Thomas Hardy  --  Far from the Madding Crowd
  • …into the buggy with a kind of clumsy and fumbling and trembling eagerness (which he thought derived from terror, alarm, until he found that he was quite wrong) before he could help her, to sit on the extreme edge of the seat, small, in the fusty shawl and clutching the umbrella, leaning forward as if by leaning forward she would arrive the sooner, arrive immediately after the horse and before he, Quentin, would, before the prescience of her desire and need could warn its consummation.
    William Faulkner  --  Absalom, Absalom!
  • I suppose I had some hazy prescience of that eventuality being in the air.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • I trust Sukeena so much in these matters-she has a prescience for anticipating the unexpected.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • Was Eisenstein being prescient about nuclear menace or about Japanese cinema?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • But it was their presence as well as their prescience that made for whatever progress we have made.
    Jay Allison, et al.  --  This I Believe II
  • Political insiders knew him to be a shrewd negotiator and a prescient political mind.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • "My visitor was a prescient I had known when I was a student here," she continued.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • I know very little of prescience, but Varga’s been right more often than not.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Exactly one week later, Gallagher’s if they caught you would turn out to be all too prescient.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • "I am a half-prescient," said the man, gesturing casually at the white eye that Max found so unsettling.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Hound of Rowan
  • Hither, then, the stranger held his way, eagerly followed by the willing teams, whose instinct gave them a prescience of refreshment and rest.
    James Fenimore Cooper  --  The Prairie
  • Jorge’s letter arrived that morning, as if his prescience extended even to the irregular postal service between the United States and Cuba.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • He looked in prescience with a longing of love over the throng that waited while the flames of the torches threw change, change, change over their faces.
    Eudora Welty  --  The Collected Stories of Eudora Welty
  • Hare’s strange prescience of the fatality that overshadowed these men had received its first verification in the sudden taking off of Snap Naab.
    Zane Grey  --  The Heritage of the Desert
  • With the jacket casually slung over his shoulder, he was almost too handsome for his own good, which only made what her mother had said even more prescient.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • We’re hoping he might be able to use his prescience to foresee its full capabilities.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • She had always had the makings of a legend in her: the prodigious strength, the fearlessness, the religious ardor, the visions she had in which she experienced moments of prescience.
    Ann Petry  --  Harriet Tubman
  • Softly he spoke; then striding took his way, With his drawn sword, where haughty Rhamnes lay; His head rais’d high on tapestry beneath, And heaving from his breast, he drew his breath; A king and prophet, by King Turnus lov’d: But fate by prescience cannot be remov’d.
    Virgil  --  The Aeneid
  • But at the same time, there is a wealth of anecdote handed down over the years, and from this I’ve borrowed heavily: the role of flea-ridden cloth as the possible plague vector; the greedy grave digger who buried a man alive; the prescient cockerel who knew when it was safe to come home.
    Geraldine Brooks  --  Year of Wonders
  • *lie huddled together For slain is man, right as another beast; And dwelleth eke in prison and arrest, And hath sickness, and great adversity, And oftentimes guilteless, pardie* *by God What governance is in your prescience, That guilteless tormenteth innocence?
    Geoffrey Chaucer  --  The Canterbury Tales
  • Faces of friendship, precision, caution, suavity, ideality, The spiritual-prescient face, the always welcome common benevolent face, The face of the singing of music, the grand faces of natural lawyers and judges broad at the back-top, The faces of hunters and fishers bulged at the brows, the shaved blanch’d faces of orthodox citizens, The pure, extravagant, yearning, questioning artist’s face, The ugly face of some beautiful soul, the handsome detested or despised face, The sacred…
    Walt Whitman  --  Leaves of Grass
  • Despite their many meetings, the prescient’s eye still managed to give Max a jolt.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • Peter brushed past him and hobbled down the hallway, trailing a wake of silence as visitors caught their very first glimpse of Rowan’s, remaining prescient and his ghastly eye.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • She is prescient and clairvoyant and somehow divines the thoughts of others.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • As I look back on it, I think there may have been some prescience in my father, too, for it is certain that his line and Muad’Dib’s shared common ancestry.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • Agent Varga had once protected Max and saved his life, but his prescience played a role in the disappearance and untimely death of Max’s mother.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • No prescient dream, no experience of his life had quite prepared him for the totality with which the veils had been ripped away to reveal naked time.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
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