Power Prefix #3: fore- – 10 Words


a feeling of evil to come

There were forebodings of evil in attempting this winter journey now stretched out to fifteen hundred miles, under conditions which increased its perils.Greely, Adolphus W.

predict in advance

In any case, it forecasts a boost to profits over the next few years.

person from an earlier time who contributed to a tradition

His forefathers, along with George Washington, Thomas Jefferson and other leaders, encouraged the colonies to produce wine to avoid dependence on Europe.Washington Post (May 25, 2012)

the part of a scene that is near the viewer

Steps in the immediate foreground suggest that Mr. Lewis is jumping through the fourth wall of the painting into an ordinary home.New York Times (Feb 2, 2012)

ranking above all others

Nearly everyone who talks about video games — reporters, critics, creators, players — places too much emphasis on money as the foremost measurement of success.

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

realize beforehand

He foresees no prospect of a breakthrough in relations any time soon.New York Times (Jul 19, 2012)

the act of providing vague advance indications

Both sport haloes and in some renderings Jesus’ halo includes a cross, a foreshadowing of his suffering three decades hence.Slate (Dec 21, 2011)

seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

With foresight and thoughtful planning, this suffering is completely avoidable.”New York Times (Aug 12, 2011)

a short introductory essay preceding the text of a book

According to the book’s foreword, the story had been written in the period between the two World Wars.

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