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Foreknow  v. t.  (past foreknew; past part. foreknown; pres. part. foreknowing)  To have previous knowledge of; to know beforehand. "Who would the miseries of man foreknow?"

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"Foreknow" Quotes from Famous Books

... prophets, to foreknow What plants will take the blight, and what will grow, By tracing Heaven, his footsteps may be found: Behold! how awfully he walks the round! God is abroad, and, wondrous in his ways, The rise of empires, and their fall surveys; More, might I say, ...
— The Poetical Works of John Dryden, Vol I - With Life, Critical Dissertation, and Explanatory Notes • John Dryden

... not a breath: it heals their wounds.—Do not be a coward, Mr. Vane. Turn your back on fear, and your face to whatever may come. Give yourself up to the night, and you will rest indeed. Harm will not come to you, but a good you cannot foreknow." ...
— Lilith • George MacDonald

Words linked to "Foreknow" :   foresee, anticipate

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