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I seem to be in the grasp of some resistless, inexorable evil, which no foresight and no precautions can guard against.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
I heard a little sigh of satisfaction as he cuddled the butt into his shoulder; and saw that amazing target, the black man on the yellow ground, standing clear at the end of his foresight.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle Context
But later on, to fit what had occurred, the historians provided cunningly devised evidence of the foresight and genius of the generals who, of all the blind tools of history were the most enslaved and involuntary.
War and Peace(V4) By Leo Tolstoy Context
He was nothing to me, and I could have had no foresight then, that he ever would be anything to me, but it happened that I had this opportunity of observing him well.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens Context
To the prince, therefore, who, either through indolence or from want of foresight, sends forth a captain to conduct his wars while he himself remains inactive at home, I have no advice to offer which he does not already know.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli Context
In the preceding year, Wellington, with the sagacity of foresight, had examined it as the possible seat of a great battle.
Les Misérables (V2) By Victor Hugo Context
Poor Janet has been sadly taken in, and yet there was nothing improper on her side: she did not run into the match inconsiderately; there was no want of foresight.
Mansfield Park By Jane Austen Context
The part which provoked her most, was that in all this waste of foresight and caution, she should have lost the right moment for seeing whether he saw them.
So far it was all as she had foreseen; but on entering the house she beheld what no foresight had taught her to expect.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen Context
Two hours after, all was over; we had done the business of both, admiring the foresight of our poor father, who had taken the precaution to bring each of us up in a different religion.
THE THREE MUSKETEERS By Alexandre Dumas Context
Their rounded roofs, admirably molded for defense against the weather, denoted more of industry and foresight than the natives were wont to bestow on their regular habitations, much less on those they occupied for the temporary purposes of hunting and war.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper Context