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The fact of knowing something before it takes place; foreknowledge.‘with extraordinary prescience, Jung actually predicted the Nazi eruption’
far-sightedness, foresight, foreknowledgepsychic powers, clairvoyanceprediction, prognostication, divination, prophesy, auguryinsight, vision, intuition, perception, percipiencethird eyevaticination, haruspication, pythonism, prevision, psychism, adumbrationView synonyms
- ‘A rereading, however, shows that he had imagined our future with incredible prescience and was rightly appalled by the vista.’
- ‘‘Unbelievable,’ Federer said, dwelling on his prescience.’
- ‘This book is also worth re-reading because of Card's prescience in anticipating the Internet's role in political debate.’
- ‘Some of them have occurred exactly as predicted, and stand as proof of my prescience and insight.’
- ‘And the stark prescience of the imagery must make us shiver.’
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