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WOTD  
Word of the Day - for Toastmasters everywhere
Friday 14th June 2019
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prescience (noun) PRESS-i-ens OR PREESH-yens



Foresight, foreknowledge, divine omniscience, anticipation of what is or was to come.

felt an immediate satisfaction and interest in the event, which nothing but a kind of prescience of what happiness I should experience from it, can account for.

Jane Austen, Sense and Sensibility. Amazon

'Don't reckon they'll last long,' he said, more in hope than in prescience.

D.M. Greenwood, Unholy Ghosts. Amazon

With the uncanny prescience of children, they had divined that he was a fake.

Nigel Williams, East of Wimbledon. Amazon

What seems clear now is that it embodied, as well, a particular prescience about where late-20th-century television would head - or perhaps it even informed that direction.

Ginia Bellafante, The New York Times, 17 January 2007. New York Times




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