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Examples of prescience in a Sentence
He predicted their response with amazing prescience.
Her prescience as an investor is impressive.
Recent Examples of prescience from the Web
With the prescience of someone who became a political operative before turning 10, Chuck Campion surveyed the presidential campaign landscape in 1996, a few days after New Hampshire’s first-in-the nation primary.
His fears over the pervasiveness of artificial scent, however, are proving to have been a rare moment of prescience.
The prescience of this story, intended as satire in the mid-’70s and all too real in 2018 America, beggars belief.
Another example of the restaurant’s prescience was Lulu’s signature dish: skillet-roasted mussels, served with a lemon- and garlic-infused clarified butter.
That would bring this class to 28 or 29 in total, in large part thanks to Chang’s prescience.
The star of the show, however, were the UGG boots on her feet, proving (once again) Rihanna’s fashion prescience.
If Tesla ran out of money, Chinese and Arab investors would be dueling in the streets over it.’ Mr. Musk may yet drown in his own prescience.
Three Billboards cleans up Starring Frances McDormand as a mother seeking justice for her daughter's rape, Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missourihas been praised for its cultural prescience in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.
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Did You Know?
If you know the origin of "science," you already know half the story of "prescience." "Science" comes from the Latin verb scire, which means "to know" and which is the source of many English words ("conscience," "conscious," and "omniscience," just to name a few). "Prescience" comes from the Latin verb praescire, which means "to know beforehand." "Praescire" joins the verb "scire" with the prefix prae-, a predecessor of "pre-." A lesser-known "scire"-derived word is "nescience." Nescience means "ignorance" and comes from "scire" plus "ne-," which means "not" in Latin.
PRESCIENCE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prescience for English Language Learners
: the ability to know what will or might happen in the future
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