Prescient Pre"sci*ent (pr[=e]"sh[i^]*ent or -shent), a. [L. praesciens, -entis, p. pr. of praescire to foreknow; prae before + scire to know: cf. F. prescient. See {Science}.] Having knowledge of coming events; foreseeing; conscious beforehand. --Pope. [1913 Webster]

Henry . . . had shown himself sensible, and almost prescient, of this event. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

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