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noun

Prescience: knowledge of events before they take place.

adjective

Prescient: perceiving significance of events before they take place.

Note: The first syllable is pronounced either pree- or presh-.

He said, I’m just out of hospital, but I’m still flying. I answered, of course, angry, prescient, knowing. what fire lay behind his wide stare . . . .

—Hilda Doolittle “R.A.F . . .”

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