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- To be able to see beforehand: to anticipate; predict.
- 1610–1611, William Shakespeare, “The Tempest”, in Mr. William Shakespeares Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies […] (First Folio), London: […] Isaac Iaggard, and Ed[ward] Blount, published 1623, OCLC 606515358, [Act II, scene i], page 8:
- Ariel. My Maſter through his Art foreſees the danger
That you (his friend) are in, and ſends me forth
(For elſe his proiect dies) to keepe them liuing.
- 1838, Charles Dickens, The Lamplighter:
- "I foresee in this," he says, "the breaking up of our profession."
- (obsolete) To provide.