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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
Franklin's middle name is Forest, which suggests parental prescience.
Hadid’s prescience and curiosity has led her to some interesting fashion finds, always done with a twist.
But Blade Runner stood out not just for its influence but for its possible prescience.
Ed Finn: Many people have remarked on the seeming prescience of The Handmaid’s Tale and the MaddAddam trilogy.
With his Neo-like prescience with six-shooters, forged from the metal of Excalibur, the carnage Roland unleashes on droves of unsuspecting baddies is easily the highlight of an otherwise uninspired vomit of action sequences.
Was that Huxley’s prescience reaching across the veil?
Let sound political prescience but take the place of an unreasoning prejudice, and this will be done.
Yet for all its dark prescience, Burn After Reading almost feels too optimistic.
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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.
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