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foresight
 n.  ability to foresee future happenings
Classic Sentence: (21 in 2 pages)
1  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXXVI
2  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.
Persuasion By Jane Austen
Get Context   In Chapter 19
3  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
Get Context   In V. THE FIVE ORANGE PIPS
4  He had foresight, but has less now than formerly, pointing to a moral retrogression, which, when taken with the decline of his fortunes, seems to indicate some evil influence, probably drink, at work upon him.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
5  If this man ordered one, it is a sign of a certain amount of foresight, since he went out of his way to take this precaution against the wind.
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
Get Context   In VII. THE ADVENTURE OF THE BLUE CARBUNCLE
6  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
Get Context   In I. THE ADVENTURE OF THE EMPTY HOUSE
7  But you are a man of foresight and prudence, therefore you sent your luggage on before you.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 55. Major Cavalcanti.
8  All that evening nothing was spoken of but the foresight of Danglars, who had sold his shares, and of the luck of the stock-jobber, who only lost five hundred thousand francs by such a blow.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 61. How a Gardener May Get Rid of the Dormice tha...
9  Sir, my father is a man of great foresight and prudence.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Get Context   In Chapter 81. The Room of the Retired Baker.
10  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
Get Context   In CHAPTER 15
11  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
Get Context   In Chapter XI
12  Mr. Micawber sat in his elbow-chair, with his eyebrows raised; half receiving and half repudiating Mrs. Micawber's views as they were stated, but very sensible of their foresight.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 57. THE EMIGRANTS
13  When the travelers reached the verge of the precipices they saw, at a glance, the truth of the scout's declaration, and the admirable foresight with which he had led them to their commanding station.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 14
14  Nor were those in the rear wanting in every caution and foresight known to forest warfare.
The Last of the Mohicans By James Fenimore Cooper
Get Context   In CHAPTER 18
15  There are plenty among them who have only enough of the African to give a sort of tropical warmth and fervor to our calculating firmness and foresight.
Uncle Tom's Cabin By Harriet Beecher Stowe
Get Context   In CHAPTER XXIII
Example Sentence:
1  He had had the foresight to bring in the washing before the rain started.
2  It was an example of the authorities' lack of foresight.
3  They had the foresight to invest in new technology.
4  A wise investor, she had the foresight to buy land just before the current real estate boom.