foresee foresee  /fɔr ˈsi/


  1. (v) realize beforehand
  2. (v) picture to oneself; imagine possible
  3. (v) act in advance of; deal with ahead of time


  1. At the time of Little Rock, no one could foresee that Hispanics would become the nation's largest minority and perhaps its most segregated group, but both are true today.
  2. The most important is that calling an overthrow a military coup requires certification by Congress where Obama and Clinton foresee a fight they'd rather avoid.
  3. Little did she--or anyone--foresee the potential power of her role as a widow.


  1. Plan remains to seat new jurors for Jodi Arias penalty phase

    Prosecutor Bill Montgomery doesn't foresee trouble seating a new jury in Jodi Arias' penalty-phase retrial.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: KTAR 92.3 Phoenix

  2. Hopkinton voters, for first time, reject town budget

    Town Council president doesn’t foresee another referendum.
    on June 12, 2013     Source: The Westerly Sun


  1. Israel allowed limited supplies of fuel and medicine into Gaza on Sunday, but Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert told his Cabinet the operation in "is liable to last longer than we are able to foresee at this time."
    on Dec 28, 2008 By: Ehud Olmert Source: San Francisco Chronicle

  2. "As we address these challenges, and others we cannot foresee tonight, America must maintain our moral clarity," Mr. Bush said. "I have often spoken to you about good and evil - this has made some uncomfortable - but good and evil are present...
    on Jan 15, 2009 By: President Bush Source: New York Times

  3. "I'm embarrassed by what has been asked (about us cheating). That is shameful. Suarez couldn't foresee what happened afterwards, that Ghana would miss the penalty. Don't talk to me about a lack of modesty. We are very proud and we're upset with this...
    on Jul 6, 2010 By: Oscar Tabarez Source:

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