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unforeseen

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Pronunciation: /ʌnfɔːˈsiːn
 
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Definition of unforeseen in English:

adjective

Not anticipated or predicted: our insurance package enables you to protect yourself and your dependants against unforeseen circumstances
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  • There are too many variables and unforeseen circumstances to predict the future with any certainty.
  • Nobody ever knows what's round the corner, or when unforeseen circumstances will place a bomb under our finances.
  • Our mortgage is about £40,000 and we'd want a cash buffer for unforeseen circumstances.
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