Power Prefix: fore-

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  1. foreboding
    a feeling of evil to come
    A feeling of great darkness and foreboding entered my heart.The Inquisitor's Tale
  2. forecast
    predict in advance
    That figure is forecast to rise to $174 billion by 2021 as e-gaming gains in popularity thanks to faster mobile connectivity and the spread of technologies like artificial intelligence and virtual reality.Reuters (Aug 20, 2019)
  3. forefather
    person from an earlier time who contributed to a tradition
    His grandfather explained that their forefathers lived on a nearby hill where the community now grazed buffaloes.New York Times (Aug 8, 2019)
  4. foreground
    the part of a scene that is near the viewer
    For me, the major figure in the picture was a woman in the left foreground, facing the viewer.Nine Stories
  5. foremost
    ranking above all others
    Holly became the LEP’s foremost expert in the Artemis Fowl cases, and was invaluable in the fight against the People’s most feared enemy.Artemis Fowl
  6. forerunner
    something that precedes something or someone
    The "Garden Books" kept by Jefferson and now published only in part, reveal him as a forerunner of modern efficiency engineers.Chinard, Gilbert
  7. foresee
    realize beforehand
    He foresees no prospect of a breakthrough in relations any time soon.New York Times (Jul 19, 2012)
  8. foreshadowing
    the act of providing vague advance indications
    No clear recognition of the truth as yet, only a dim vague foreshadowing, which gradually, very gradually, took form and substance.Elisabeth Burstenbinder (AKA E. Werner)
  9. foresight
    seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    He would need the touch of a surgeon, the alertness of an owl, the cunning of three foxes, and the foresight of a grand master in chess.Maniac Magee
  10. foreword
    a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book
    The cookbook includes a foreword by Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, an advocate for the program.Washington Post (Jun 27, 2019)
Created on September 27, 2012 (updated August 20, 2019)

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