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tr.v. fore·saw (-sô′), fore·seen (-sēn′), fore·see·ing, fore·sees
To imagine or know as a probable occurrence; anticipate or predict: foresaw economic decline.

fore·see′a·ble adj.
fore·se′er n.
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The Defence invokes prophecy in its expansive definition of poetic genius: "Poets, according to the circumstances of the age and nation in which they appeared, were called, in the earlier epochs of the world, legislators, or prophets: a poet essentially comprises and unites both these characters." (25) Sidney had called the poet "diviner, foreseer, or prophet," (26) but Shelley famously adds the distinction of "legislator." He is also careful to explain how he understands the relationship between poetry and prophecy.
Tunisia is predicted to lose its games on Saturday against Belgium, with Morocco set to suffer the same fate against Portugal on Wednesday according to the feathered foreseer.
The castle's name allegedly arose from a legend of the Roman poet Virgil, who developed a reputation as a sorcerer and foreseer of the future.