foreknow
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˌfɔːˈnəʊ/
  • (America) IPA: /ˌfɔɹˈnoʊ/
Verb

foreknow (foreknows, present participle foreknowing; past foreknew, past participle foreknown)

  1. To have knowledge of beforehand.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Romans 11:2 ↗:
      God hath not cast away his people which he foreknew.
    • 1652, Eugenius Philalethes, The Fame and Confeſſion of the Fraternity of R: C: Commonly, of the Roſie Croſs; with a Præface annexed thereto, and a ſhort Declaration of their Phyſicall Work (London, Printed by J. M. for Giles Calvert, at the black ſpread Eagle at the Weſt end of Pauls), pages 1–2 of ↗ “The Epiſtle to the Wiſe and Underſtanding Reader”
      Wiſdom…is to a man an infinite Treaſure, for ſhe is the Breath of the Power of God, and a pure Influence that floweth from the Glory of the Almighty; ſhe is the Brightneſs of Eternal Light, and an undefiled Mirror of the Majeſty of God, and an Image of his Goodneſs; ſhe teacheth us Soberneſs and Prudence, Righteouſneſs and Strength; ſhe underſtands the Subtilty of words, and Solution of dark ſentences; ſhe foreknoweth Signs and Wonders, and what ſhall happen in time to come.
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