verb (foresees, foreseeing, foresaw /-ˈsɔː/; past participle foreseen /-ˈsiːn/)[with object]
- Be aware of beforehand; predict: we did not foresee any difficulties [with clause]: it is impossible to foresee how life will work outMore example sentences
- He himself confidently predicted it, foreseeing a time when his books would be the subject of serious study and when he would be applauded for the novelty and depth of the insights they contained.
- Even so, they should have foreseen that responsibility before they were ready to conceive the child.
- That result was neither forecast nor foreseen by any of the pundits of that time.
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- If the inexpressibly terrible is a sign of modern times, then Goya is not the prophet of modernity but the ultimate foreseer of the modern nightmare.
- ‘Take me to this magical foreseer you speak of,’ Goldwing ordered.
- They are sort of foreseers of our future, because they have already experienced what we have yet to face.