PROSPECTIVE in a Sentence

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 Meanings and Examples of PROSPECTIVE
Definition Example Sentence Classic Sentence
prospective
 a.  expected or expecting to be something particular in the future
 n.  people who are expected to buy something, become parents, etc.
Classic Sentence: (157 in 11 pages)
1  Alexander the Sixth, in wishing to aggrandize the duke, his son, had many immediate and prospective difficulties.
The Prince By Nicolo Machiavelli
Get Context   In CHAPTER VII — CONCERNING NEW PRINCIPALITIES WHICH ARE ACQ...
2  Early the next morning my prospective customer appeared.
Up From Slavery: An Autobiography By Booker T. Washington
Get Context   In Chapter IV.
3  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
Get Context   In BOOK 8: CHAPTER XV
4  also bore in mind that this was a prospective court official speaking to a disfavoured defendant, and he might well have been taking pride in speaking in this way.
The Trial By Franz Kafka
Get Context   In Chapter Three In the empty Courtroom - The Student - The ...
5  I have read with ardour the accounts of the various voyages which have been made in the prospect of arriving at the North Pacific Ocean through the seas which surround the pole.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 1
6  I cannot describe to you my sensations on the near prospect of my undertaking.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Letter 2
7  His daughter attended him with the greatest tenderness, but she saw with despair that their little fund was rapidly decreasing and that there was no other prospect of support.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 1
8  My children," she said, "my firmest hopes of future happiness were placed on the prospect of your union.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 3
9  The prospect of marrying a Christian and remaining in a country where women were allowed to take a rank in society was enchanting to her.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 14
10  I was oppressed by fatigue and hunger and far too unhappy to enjoy the gentle breezes of evening or the prospect of the sun setting behind the stupendous mountains of Jura.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 16
11  The prospect of such an occupation made every other circumstance of existence pass before me like a dream, and that thought only had to me the reality of life.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 17
12  Something whispers to me not to depend too much on the prospect that is opened before us, but I will not listen to such a sinister voice.
Frankenstein By Mary Wollstonecraft (Godwin) Shelley
Get Context   In Chapter 22
13  Such was the young clergyman's condition, and so imminent the prospect that his dawning light would be extinguished, all untimely, when Roger Chillingworth made his advent to the town.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In IX. THE LEECH
14  His spirit rose, as it were, with a bound, and attained a nearer prospect of the sky, than throughout all the misery which had kept him grovelling on the earth.
The Scarlet Letter By Nathaniel Hawthorne
Get Context   In XVIII. A FLOOD OF SUNSHINE
15  The prospect of four thousand a-year, in addition to his present income, besides the remaining half of his own mother's fortune, warmed his heart, and made him feel capable of generosity.
Sense and Sensibility By Jane Austen
Get Context   In CHAPTER 1
Example Sentence: (38 in 3 pages)
16  The prospect of war really frightens me.
17  The mere mention of the words "heart failure", can conjure up, to the layman, the prospect of imminent death.
18  There's not much prospect of Mr Smith's being elected as Congressman.
19  He did not particularly relish the prospect of a meeting with his boss.
20  Spending the holidays in Britain wasn't a prospect that I found particularly appealing.
21  The number of people affected and displaced has increased since the conflict, and at the moment there seems little prospect for them to return to villages.
22  "No one could be comfortable", he said, "at the prospect of continuing to pump out the large amounts of carbon dioxide."
23  This pleasure consisted in prospect of noble summits girdling a great hill-hollow, rich in verdure and shadow; in a bright beck, full of dark stones and sparkling eddies.
24  "Is it because you have the prospect of a journey before you, Jane? Is it the thoughts of going to London that takes away your appetite?" "I cannot see my prospects clearly to-night, sir; and I hardly know what thoughts I have in my head."
25  At his immigration interview, Ivan listed his abundant reasons for coming to America: the hope of religious freedom and the prospect of employment.
26  Then they prepared to prospect from the Los Angeles suburbs, a tough area for any explorers.
27  But for those areas rich in natural resources and industry, the prospect of handing power back to Moscow is a bitter pill to swallow.
28  Our prospects of winning an election will be better under his leadership.
29  I want a job with good prospects for promotion.
30  The prospects for peace in the country's eight-year civil war are becoming brighter.