Forespeaking Fore"speak`ing, n. A prediction; also, a preface. [Obs.] --Camden. Huloet. [1913 Webster]

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  • forespeaking — v. foretell, predict, foreshow, prophesy, tell in advance; claim in advance; arrange for in advance; prohibit, forbid; bewitch (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • forespeaking — noun Etymology: from gerund of forespeak (I) obsolete : prediction …   Useful english dictionary

  • forespeak — /fawr speek , fohr /, v.t., forespoke or (Archaic) forespake; forespoken or (Archaic) forespoke; forespeaking. 1. to predict; foretell. 2. to ask for or claim in advance. [1250 1300; ME forespeken. See FORE , SPEAK] * * * …   Universalium

  • forespeak — [fôr spēk′] vt. forespoke or Archaic forespake, forespoken or Archaic forespoke, forespeaking [ME forspeken: see FORE & SPEAK] Rare 1. to foretell; prophesy; predict 2. to apply for or demand in advance; bespeak …   English World dictionary

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