- to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
- to see beforehand.
- to exercise foresight.
Origin of foresee
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1. divine, discern. See predict.
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Examples from the Web for foreseeable
In all likelihood this last option is what we will get for the foreseeable future.In the Middle East, the Two-State Solution Is Dead
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The reality is that the Palestinian-Israeli conflict is likely going to be with us for the foreseeable future.Muslims & Jews Unite vs. Abercrombie & Fitch
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Chaos and failed states, not democracy, are what the foreseeable future holds for Arabia.Why’s Al Qaeda So Strong? Washington Has (Literally) No idea
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But that was not to be, and Kansas will continue as a Republican bastion for the foreseeable future.Kansas Republicans Pat Roberts and Sam Brownback Lifted by Rising Tide
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The Italian Navy confirmed to The Daily Beast on Friday that it will continue its missions “for the foreseeable future.”Britain’s Let-Em-All-Die Policy
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In the foreseeable future they are not likely to be significantly lower.
Certainly, no one likes to be rationed on water and meat throughout the foreseeable future.Rebels of the Red Planet
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These kept changing by the year and hour, and will continue to change for the foreseeable and unforeseeable future.The Civilization of Illiteracy
For the foreseeable future, our standing forces must remain much larger than voluntary methods can sustain.
He couldn't possibly cross fingers against all foreseeable disasters.Space Tug
- (tr; may take a clause as object) to see or know beforehandhe did not foresee that
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Word Origin and History for foreseeable
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