not seen or known beforehand; unanticipated
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How to use unforeseen in a sentence
Even with the best intentions, agencies face unforeseen difficulties, rendering some of their efforts misguided at best.‘It’s all been plan, plan, plan mode:’ Agencies have big ideas for greater diversity, but more action is needed | Seb Joseph | September 15, 2020 | Digiday
If we can get beyond the pandemic and its economic fallout — and absent any other unforeseen emergencies — brands and marketers will instinctively welcome a return to a more stable business landscape.Deep Dive: How the Summer of 2020 forced brand marketing to change for the better | jim cooper | September 14, 2020 | Digiday
They have to crash because expectations get out of whack, company leadership has a misstep or an unforeseen event causes a severe disruption to the business.
So, negative things can happen, and you have to deal with unforeseen circumstances.What if Your Company Had No Rules? (Bonus Episode) | Maria Konnikova | September 12, 2020 | Freakonomics
That said, the ability to quickly change course due to unforeseen circumstances will be part of agencies’ process long after this moment.‘My mind is opened to different possibilities now’: 5 ways agency work will change going forward | Kristina Monllos | July 24, 2020 | Digiday
He told The Daily Beast that “unless something unforeseen happens, it will endorse McConnell over Grimes.”Will Tea Partiers Sink Mitch McConnell’s Kentucky Senate Reelection Bid? | Ben Jacobs | August 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
However, the activism of groups like ACT UP was beginning to have unforeseen effects.Hollywood’s Evolving Heart: How Movies Grew to Love Gays | Teo Bugbee | May 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Phoenix is a revelation in the role, reaching heretofore unforeseen levels of emotional vulnerability.The Best Actor and Actress Oscars: Will Woodygate Sink Cate Blanchett? Has DiCaprio’s Time Come? | Kevin Fallon, Marlow Stern | February 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Still, an 11-month campaign is dreadfully long, and the unforeseen could always happen.
“Black swans” are the unlikely and unforeseen events that change the world.Iranian Bombs and Black Swans in the Nuclear Negotiations | Christopher Dickey | December 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
Nobody was surprised when the unforeseen happened; for this family made it a point of honour never to be surprised.The Creators | May Sinclair
After infinite labor they at length cut through the great logs, only to be met by an unforeseen and still more formidable barrier.
The arms of Russia had been fairly successful on the lower Danube, for the Turks had been paralyzed by an unforeseen danger.The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte | William Milligan Sloane
But, owing to subsequent and unforeseen occurrences, the benefit intended by it to wool and woollen fabrics had not been realized.Select Speeches of Daniel Webster | Daniel Webster
Every man, woman, and child received the Government grant of 120 rupees at Dohuk, and sometimes there were unforeseen claimants.The Cradle of Mankind | W.A. Wigram