forespeak
Pronunciation
  • (RP) IPA: /fɔːˈspiːk/
Verb

forespeak (forespeaks, present participle forespeaking; past forespoke, past participle forespoken)

  1. (archaic, transitive) To foretell; to predict.
    • (Can we date this quote?), Francis Beaumont; John Fletcher, “The Honest Man's Fortune”, in Comedies and Tragedies […], London: Printed for Humphrey Robinson, […], and for Humphrey Moseley […], published 1647, OCLC 3083972 ↗, Act 4, scene 1:
      My mother was half a witch; never anything that she forespake but came to pass.
Verb

forespeak (forespeaks, present participle forespeaking; past forespoke, past participle forespoken)

  1. Alternative form of forspeak.



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