For such is the wonderful skill, prescience
of experience, and invincible confidence acquired by some great natural geniuses among the Nantucket commanders; that from the simple observation of a whale when last descried, they will, under certain given circumstances, pretty accurately foretell both the direction in which he will continue to swim for a time, while out of sight, as well as his probable rate of progression during that period.
Smith, when I next came into the country, would be that Barton cottage was taken: and I felt an immediate satisfaction and interest in the event, which nothing but a kind of prescience
of what happiness I should experience from it, can account for.
Inspired by an ecstatic prescience
of the glories beyond the grave, we struggle by multiform combinations among the things and thoughts of Time to attain a portion of that Loveliness whose very elements perhaps appertain to eternity alone.
Hilbery, either warned by the parlor-maid or conscious with her usual prescience
of the need for her intervention, opened the door and smilingly surveyed them.
Everything happened as Alexander had foreseen in that moment of prescience
under the river.
Yet I would not surrender myself to his mood, nor permit him to see how deeply his prescience
of death affected me.
Did she realize in a flash of prescience
that there was no earthly future for our sweet Cecily?
The wave of rebellion swept over me in an instant, beginning with an heretical doubt as to the sanctity of the established order of things--that fetish which has ruled Pan-Americans for two centuries, and which is based upon a blind faith in the infallibility of the prescience
of the long-dead framers of the articles of Pan-American federation--and ending in an adamantine determination to defend my honor and my life to the last ditch against the blind and senseless regulation which assumed the synonymity of misfortune and treason.
cried Anne, too aghast at this instance of Miss Cornelia's uncanny prescience
to make a polite denial.
The most exact calculator has no prescience
that somewhat incalculable may not balk the very next moment.
Hither, then, the stranger held his way, eagerly followed by the willing teams, whose instinct gave them a prescience
of refreshment and rest.
Had he any prescience
of the day, five years to come, when Josiah Bounderby of Coketown was to die of a fit in the Coketown street, and this same precious will was to begin its long career of quibble, plunder, false pretences, vile example, little service and much law?