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[fawr-werd-loo k-ing] /ˈfɔr wərdˌlʊk ɪŋ/
planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.
Origin of forward-looking
First recorded in 1790-1800 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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  • And the Organising Activity is not only upward-reaching, but forward-looking.

    The Heart of Nature Francis Younghusband
  • This is a forward-looking establishment where futures are made to order.

  • Joubert already noticed this forward-looking of the modern mind.

    The Intellectual Life =Philip Gilbert Hamerton
  • I summon all honest men, all patriotic, all forward-looking men to my side.

  • But all the while there is a part of him that remains a sound Christian, a moralist, a right thinking and forward-looking man.

    In Defense of Women H. L. Mencken
  • He is the forward-looking, ideal-making animal; through him, if he but will it, proceeds creation.

  • On the other hand McAdoo did a most commendable and forward-looking thing when he gave labor a fair place in his official cabinet.

    Our Railroads To-Morrow Edward Hungerford

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