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fawr see

  • v  realize beforehand
  • v  picture to oneself; imagine possible
  • v  act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

  • They knew that the treatment would be controversial, though they did not quite foresee the media storm that would erupt when they decided to publish the case and invite their peers .
  • Moreover, the failure was marked by far more than the understandable inability to foresee all the astonishments to come; many, perhaps most, of the positive projections also .
  • 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.
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  • Ehud Olmert in San Francisco Chronicle
    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."
  • President Bush in New York Times
    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...
  • Edward Leigh in News1130
    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... Oscar Tabarez,,13041~2085070,00.html&source=dictionary&usg=AFQjCNETAwyCku6Bkt64sxJ_GTrzIQmyoA Jul 6, 2010 39030 50375 foreseeable It is now clear that the estimated cost at the time of the bid ...... was entirely unrealistic," Leigh said. "It ignored foreseeable major factors such as contingency provision, tax obligations and policing and wider security requirements....

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