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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • v. Past participle of foreknow.

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  • v. Past participle of foreknow
  • adj. anticipated or predicted

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Examples

  • 'When it is increased to certainty, freedom ceases, because that cannot be certainly foreknown, which is not certain at the time; but if it be certain at the time, it is a contradiction in terms to maintain that there can be afterwards any contingency dependent upon the exercise of will or any thing else.'

    Life of Johnson

  • 'When it is increased to _certainty_, freedom ceases, because that cannot be certainly foreknown, which is not certain at the time; but if it be certain at the time, it is a contradiction in terms to maintain that there can be afterwards any _contingency_ dependent upon the exercise of will or any thing else.'

    Life of Johnson, Volume 3 1776-1780

  • Right, but that's a rather rigid view as though "foreknown" can't be a part of an overall foreordained scheme.

    It Is Written: LOST and Slumdog Millionaire, Peter and Judas, Ben and John

  • Earthly occurrences and objects are not only regarded as "foreknown" by

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • In designating the latter as "foreknown" by God, the primary idea is not to ennoble the creature, but rather to bring to light the wisdom and power of God.

    History of Dogma, Volume 1 (of 7)

  • For so the Son of God was "foreknown" (so the Greek for "foreordained," 1Pe 1: 20) to be the sacrificial Lamb, not against, or without His will, but His will rested in the will of the Father; this includes self-conscious action; nay, even cheerful acquiescense.

    Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

  • Although, to Augustine, the Salvation of the Elect was foreknown by God before the creation of the universe, the Church also plays a vital role in Salvation.

    Augustine vs. Pelagius Part Two - Grace, Salvation, and Redemption | Heretical Ideas Magazine

  • And everything after the fact so foreknown, the game itself sometimes already in the past while he still described it; often the afternoon papers were on the streets with the final box score while he described for his listeners the seventh-inning stretch or reported a struggle in the box seats over the recovery of a foul ball -- his foreknowledge hindsight, a coy tool of suspense: DiMaggio swings.

    Style in Fiction

  • If something is foreordained, rather than foreknown, then I do think the issue of responsibility exists.

    It Is Written: LOST and Slumdog Millionaire, Peter and Judas, Ben and John

  • It is all foreknown and foretold by the chorus - as on any stage in ancient Athens.

    Peter Stothard - Times Online - WBLG:

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