Meaning of “foreknowledge” in the English Dictionary


"foreknowledge" in English

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foreknowledgenoun [ U ]

uk /fɔːˈnɒl.ɪdʒ/ us /fɔːrˈnɑː.lɪdʒ/ formal

Examples from literature

  • But there again foreknowledge was impotent against fate. 
  • If God's foreknowledge be certain, it seems to exclude the possibility of man's free will. 
  • The Archbishop paused for a moment, thinking how best to avoid any appearance of foreknowledge. 
  • They had foreknowledge of danger long before horses or human beings could suspect it. 
  • Two or three look sick with foreknowledge of what they have to witness. 

(Definition of “foreknowledge” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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