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  • adv. In a prescient manner.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. With prescience or foresight.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a prescient manner; with prescience.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. with foresight


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  • But as coach Mike Tomlin presciently acknowledged at the team's final offseason workouts in June, distractions are inevitable.

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  • In the next match (the internally corrupted match against Wigan, where Johnson 'presciently' wore a '100 goals' vest to celebrate this milestone, even though this was his first goal in over six months!), Johnson netted two pseudo-goals as the match was rigged.

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  • In this vein, right after Israel's occupation of Gaza and the West Bank including East Jerusalem in 1967, the great Jewish-American writer I.F. Stone presciently wrote: Israel is creating a kind of moral schizophrenia in world Jewry.

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  • The novel presciently anticipated the sort of environmentalist concerns, "ecology" in the idiom of the 1960s, that have subsequently become culturally central – Dune was, indeed, the first novel with an ecological theme to have a significant impact.

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  • As Andy Grove so presciently articulated in the July 1, 2010, issue of Businessweek, the economies of China, Singapore, Germany, Brazil and India have demonstrated "that a plan for job creation must be the number-one objective of state economic policy; and that the government must play a strategic role in setting the priorities and arraying the forces of organization necessary to achieve this goal."

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  • Show-business history records that the American actor Peter Falk, who has died aged 83, made his stage debut the year before he left high school, presciently cast as a detective.

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  • I'd obviously spent too much time watching the Island of the Blue Dolphins, or was I presciently anticipating The Odyssey?

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  • A friend of mine from Chicago who had Obama as a law professor presciently predicted that an Obama administration would be characterized by "ruthless pragmatism," not progressive idealism.

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  • One of the books on a stack that called to me in that store was a collection by John Updike, "Due Considerations: Essays and Criticism," which features a 2000 essay in which Updike, who died of cancer in 2009, presciently accepts the imminence of hand-held reading devices but laments the loss of books as physical things:

    The Joy of Reading 'Pinocchio'—On Paper

  • "Osteosarcoma sometimes takes a limb to check you out," Hazel thinks presciently when she first sees him at a cancer support group.

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