forefeel

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From fore- +‎ feel.

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forefeel (third-person singular simple present forefeels, present participle forefeeling, simple past and past participle forefelt)

  1. (transitive) To feel or perceive beforehand or in advance; to have a presentiment of.
    • , II.28:
      Such a studie was yong Catoes, in fore-feeling his approaching end, who lighting upon Platoes discourse of the soules immortality.
    • 1924, Herman Melville, Billy Budd, London: Constable & Co., Chapter 6, [1]
      [] as touching most fundamental topics, there had got to be established in him some positive convictions, which he forefelt would abide in him essentially unmodified so long as his intelligent part remained unimpaired.