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Definition knowing (or at least expecting) what will happen before it happens
  • She is prescient in her political predictions.
prescient = knowing what will happen before it happens
  • He knew what this essence could do to him—the spice change that pushed his mind into prescient awareness.
    Frank Herbert  --  Dune
  • prescient = knowing what will happen before it happens
  • Palmgren had delivered a prescient analysis.
    Stieg Larsson  --  The Girl Who Played with Fire
  • 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
  • It was a prescient worry.
    Tracy Kidder  --  Mountains Beyond Mountains
  • 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
  • "My visitor was a prescient I had known when I was a student here," she continued.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Second Siege
  • 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
  • Yet, with her prescience, she was aware of dooms and sorrows outside her lover's purview.
    T. H. White  --  The Once and Future King
  • "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
  • We're hoping he might be able to use his prescience to foresee its full capabilities.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Maelstrom
  • Was Eisenstein being prescient about nuclear menace or about Japanese cinema?
    Don DeLillo  --  Underworld
  • Exactly one week later, Gallagher's if they caught you would turn out to be all too prescient.
    Alice Sebold  --  Lucky
  • Political insiders knew him to be a shrewd negotiator and a prescient political mind.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I trust Sukeena so much in these matters-she has a prescience for anticipating the unexpected.
    Stephen King  --  Rose Red
  • I know very little of prescience, but Varga's been right more often than not.
    Henry H. Neff  --  The Fiend And The Forge
  • 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
  • I suppose I had some hazy prescience of that eventuality being in the air.
    Joseph Conrad  --  Lord Jim
  • What if she'd been a prescient enough mother to keep her daughter home from school today?
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • He stared at Esta oddly, quite proud of his prescience in this case.
    Theodore Dreiser  --  An American Tragedy

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