a. being within view or consideration, as a future event or contingency; relating to the future: expected
Under the double pressure of curiosity and prospective gain he did it with such spirit that he accomplished a shining success.
A cascade of glitches in a major online college application program has frustrated prospective students across the country.
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On Friday the Rostovs were to return to the country, but on Wednesday the count went with the prospective purchaser to his estate near Moscow.
War and Peace(V3) By Leo Tolstoy Context
But no, you had to come jingling your earbobs and pouting and frisking like a prostitute with a prospective client.
Gone With The Wind By Margaret Mitche Context
Alexander the Sixth, in wishing to aggrandize the duke, his son, had many immediate and prospective difficulties.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli Context
His emotions made him feel strange in the presence of men who talked excitedly of a prospective battle as of a drama they were about to witness, with nothing but eagerness and curiosity apparent in their faces.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane Context
All this vast expenditure of money and brains might have formed a great school of prospective citizenship, and solved in a way we have not yet solved the most perplexing and persistent of the Negro problems.
The Souls of Black Folk By W. E. B. Du Bois Context
He and they had been among the Nevada Mountains prospecting for silver, and were returning to Salt Lake City in the hope of raising capital enough to work some lodes which they had discovered.
A Study In Scarlet By Arthur Conan Doyle Context