Definition of Foreknown
1. Verb. (past participle of foreknow) ¹
2. Adjective. anticipated or predicted ¹
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Definition of Foreknown
1. foreknow [v] - See also: foreknow
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Literary usage of Foreknown
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Freedom of Mind in Willing: Or, Every Being that Wills a Creative First Cause by Rowland Gibson Hazard (1865)
"As just suggested, it may be said that his free act of will is itself one of the events infallibly foreknown, and hence must happen. ..."
2. Sacred Classics: Or, Cabinet Library of Divinity by Henry Stebbing, Richard Cattermole (1835)
"... be it foreknown or not foreknown. But if what was otherwise man's duty, be still his duty, what can make it unfit that it be declared, and made known to ..."
3. A Discussion on Universal Salvation: In Three Lectures and Five Answers by Timothy Merritt (1836)
"... case was foreknown, and therefore it was necessary, and could not possibly have been otherwise. To this it maybe replied, that foreknowledge, ..."
4. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Churchby Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff by Augustine, John Chrysostom, Philip Schaff (1887)
"INFANTS ARE NOT JUDGED ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH THEY ARE foreknown AS LIKELY TO DO IF THEY SHOULD LIVE. For you see, beloved, how absurd it is, ..."
5. The True Intellectual System of the Universe: Wherein All the Reason and by Ralph Cudworth, Johann Lorenz Mosheim (1845)
"... which cannot be foreknown by men, may be (probably at least) foreseen by them ; and that without any miraculous divine revelation, their causes being ..."
6. A Select Library of the Nicene and Post-Nicene Fathers of the Christian Churchby Augustine, John Chrysostom by Augustine, John Chrysostom (1887)
"INFANTS ARE NOT JUDGED ACCORDING TO THAT WHICH THEV ARE foreknown AS LIKELY TO DO IF THEY SHOULD LIVE. For you see, beloved, how absurd it is, ..."
7. Two Letters on Causation and Freedom in Willing, Addressed to John Stuart Mill by Rowland Gibson Hazard (1869)
"—We may foreknow such events as we can produce, but volition in others cannot be thus foreknown 213-223 "Possibility of Prediction? ..."