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[ fawr-werd-look-ing ]


  1. planning for or anticipating possible future events, conditions, etc.; progressive.

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Word History and Origins

Origin of forward-looking1

First recorded in 1790–1800
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Example Sentences

The advocates of slavery used the New Testament, and Shalev says this “was in itself innovative and forward-looking.”

Even for the most forward-looking courtier, that might be a modernization too far.

We strongly encourage forward-looking companies to join us in this effort.

But the real reason to worry about his continuing as Fed chairman is forward looking.

And yet, somehow, contest organizers were determined to emphasize the many forward-looking elements of their pageant.

In the community, he never reaches high office because he lacks civic spirit and the forward-looking view.

In his old age, with 195 friends dying and life failing, his tone of cheerful, forward-looking hope is still the same.

Three days later Broderick was dead, a sacrifice, so all forward-looking men believed, to the wrath of the slave power.

Carefully watching his time, Captain Jones stood forward looking at the lights that showed how she swung to the tide.

The preservation of ancient beauty is very important, but no vigorous forward-looking man is content to be a mere curator.





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