foreseen foreseen  /ˌfɔr ˈsin/


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


  1. Nixon, to be sure, could not have foreseen the Kent State shootings.
  2. Another reality the founders could not have possibly foreseen was that a country that originally enslaved African Americans would be a majority non-white nation by 2050.
  3. What's more, she claimed to have psychic abilities and swore that she had foreseen her husband's election.


  1. Local actress appears in ‘Fruitvale Station’

    Sausalito actress Caroline Lesley could not have foreseen that being pregnant would actually help her get a role in a motion picture.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: Sausalito Marin Scope

  2. The Next Steps for New York City Flood Protection

    Could New York City have foreseen and protected itself from Superstorm Sandy’s tidal surge?
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Engineering News-Record

  3. IMF acknowledges 'notable failures' in Greek bailout, recession much deeper than foreseen

    WASHINGTON - The International Monetary Fund is acknowledging it made "notable failures" in Greece's massive bailout and says the country suffered a much deeper recession than what was foreseen.
    on June 6, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune


  1. Sunrise weather presenter Grant Denyer said: "We knew it would be popular, we were expecting a couple of thousand, we were expecting this to be the biggest concert we ever had. But we just couldn't have foreseen this scale and Sunrise hired the best...
    on Apr 25, 2010 By: Grant Denyer Source: Herald Sun

  2. "It's nothing new, it's normal, it wasn't arbitrary. It is what is foreseen by the church's doctrine," Benedict told reporters aboard a plane in his first full-fledged news conference since becoming pontiff in 2005.
    on May 8, 2007 By: Pope Benedict XVI Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "Anytime you're associated with Arnold and what he's done with the game of golf, it's always a positive thing," Woods said about going 1-up in career victories over the King. "I could never have foreseen my victory total eing this high, my...
    on Feb 24, 2008 By: Tiger Wood Source: CBS News

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