• WordNet 3.6
    • v envision imagine; conceive of; see in one's mind "I can't see him on horseback!","I can see what will happen","I can see a risk in this strategy"
    • v envision picture to oneself; imagine possible "I cannot envision him as President"
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  • Arnold Schwarzenegger
    Arnold Schwarzenegger
    “The mind is the limit. As long as the mind can envision the fact that you can do something, you can do it, as long as you really believe 100 percent.”
  • Dorothea Brande
    Dorothea Brande
    “Envisioning the end is enough to put the means in motion.”


In literature:

Southern planters envisioned the end of slavery on which their wealth was based.
"The Black Experience in America" by Norman Coombs
It took no great stretch of imagination for them to envision themselves suffering much the same treatment.
"Hacker Crackdown" by Bruce Sterling
Frank Nelson was impatient of such, for he ventured upon a scale more broad than that envisioned by the average parson or layman.
"Frank H. Nelson of Cincinnati" by Warren C. Herrick
A trained man could envision a drug that would serve any desired purpose.
"The Saracen: The Holy War" by Robert Shea
De Launay envisioned that worn and battered rifle butt projecting from the scabbard slung to the burro in Sulphur Falls.
"Louisiana Lou" by William West Winter
He had some pleasure later, though, envisioning what went elsewhere.
"Pariah Planet" by Murray Leinster
I'd been envisioning ourselves as marooned, yes, but relatively safe as long as we were thought to be dead.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science, June, 1930" by Various
The only shortcoming was the lack of the lovely young servitors Murphy had envisioned.
"Sjambak" by John Holbrook Vance
Somehow he could not envision them as primitive.
"Astounding Stories of Super-Science January 1931" by Various
This was envisioned as a place of refuge in the event that enemy attack would force an evacuation of Jamestown.
"The First Seventeen Years: Virginia 1607-1624" by Charles E. Hatch
Leoh envisioned it as a device to enable men to rid themselves of hostility and tension safely.
"The Dueling Machine" by Benjamin William Bova
He envisioned hundreds upon thousands of square miles of maize, corn as the Americans called it.
"Expediter" by Dallas McCord Reynolds
This first, envision it in your mind and you are in the state.
"The Six Fingers of Time" by Raphael Aloysius Lafferty
By the fourteenth century the Turks began to envision the conquest of Bulgaria.
"Area Handbook for Bulgaria" by Eugene K. Keefe, Violeta D. Baluyut, William Giloane, Anne K. Long, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
It was powered, equipped, and armed to meet any emergency which Gharlane's tremendous mind had been able to envision.
"Triplanetary" by Edward Elmer Smith
He had envisioned a use for it; or at least a place for which it seemed constructed.
"Quest of the Golden Ape" by Ivar Jorgensen
Frequently she lifted her rapt hearers to heights from which they envisioned a world wholly free and completely delightful.
"Emma Goldman" by Charles A. Madison
Whether you win or lose, it's likely as not for reasons you never envisioned.
"Caribbee" by Thomas Hoover
Suddenly he could envision her running this facility and barking orders right and left.
"Project Cyclops" by Thomas Hoover
And Princess Layla had hinted he was not quite the husband she had envisioned, whatever that might imply.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover

In poetry:

"Memory of such fair worth as a fighting man may claim,
And a plot of hallowed earth
In the city of our birth:
Earth that bears a hallowed name.
Let it be envisioned there:
Anzac worth in Anzac Square.
"Anzac Square: What The Digger Said" by C J Dennis

In news:

I can definitely envision myself summoning an Uber car when I'm pressed for time, or traveling a route that requires multiple T transfers.
Project envisions robot concierge, redesigned showerhead and more.
When you think about outdoor wood furniture, you probably envision a redwood picnic table.
Getting paid in US currency to eat out is the best outcome I can envision for myself in this life.
Pittsburgh athletic director Steve Pederson envisions far more long-term dividends, and perhaps, the ultimate payoff.
Board of Regents Vice Chairman Fred Logan said faculty would be part of planning the process for "post- tenure " reviews and he envisions them being conducted by the faculty members' peers.
Portland-area residents had long envisioned a destination hotel on Mount Hood.
Envision Utah is inviting residents to a workshop at 6:30 tonight at Webster Center, 8952 W Main St, to discuss what type of development they want on Main Street.
Five decades ago planners envisioned BART trains running from San Jose to San Francisco.
Santiago Calatrava envisions Dallas' new bridge as a unifying force.
"Reinventing Maine Government," a bipartisan report by Envision Maine was released in September, detailing major problems that make our state government inefficient, ineffective and too expensive.
ALPENA — It is impossible to predict or envision what Alpena or the rest of the world will look like.
Six years ago, as his 11th-grade classmates struggled with the college-application ritual, Toby Hughes tried to envision his future.
Blending humor, simplicity and bridgelike engineering, the Cleveland Institute of Art expansion envisioned by Dutch architect Winy Maas hunches up in the middle like a giant inchworm or caterpillar.
Try to envision the place, the menu, the smell, and the alien feel of the words in your mouth as you first said lo mein and moo shu and wonton.

In science:

This is interesting because, at a first glance, one c ould envision that intersection types might be useful in modelling overloading.
Typed Generic Traversal With Term Rewriting Strategies
The key new point here is that algebraic cycles make it possible to envision this formula in the context of Lie algebras.
The additive dilogarithm
There are countless ways to make the above specifications, but we will begin our investigations with the model that most closely mirrors what people envision as juggling.
Juggling probabilities
Here, you should envision Magnus (possibly with the help of Sphagnum) throwing to any height (≤ h) at random, regardless of whether or not a ball has just landed.
Juggling probabilities
For example, the complexity envisioned here may be applied to all manner of natural and social systems with the clear understanding that it is not ob jective, but depends on both the system and the observer.
From Knowledge, Knowability and the Search for Objective Randomness to a New Vision of Complexity
Just as for JWST and some other envisioned flight systems, full performance tests on the ground are not viable.
Coronographic Methods for the Detection of Terrestrial Planets
The models envisioned so far correspond mostly to chaotic maps, where the most complex behavior is expected to manifest itself, and eigenvalue statistics are close to those of the Wigner-Dyson ensembles of Random Matrix Theory (RMT).
Intermediate quantum maps for quantum computation
It may be recalled that Feynman envisioned quantum computer for the simulation of quantum system.
Human being is a living random number generator
Needless to say, we will be interested (for the purposes of induction) in an N which may be envisioned as far smaller than M ; indeed, for finite M there is no difficulty with the immediate passage M → ∞. N denote the measures as described above with q ≥ 1 and ae ≥ 2s2 . positive correlation Theorem 3.4.
Random Cluster Models on the Triangular Lattice
In the framework of heuristic approach [7, 8] to the Hawking radiation the black hole is envisioned as a cube with size two times the gravitational radius, inner space of which is inaccessible for outer observable, and the characteristic energy of the emitted particles is estimated with the use of GUP.
GUP in presence of extra dimensions and lifetime of mini black holes
Also, it difficult for us to envision how one may satisfy [ ˆUA (t), ˆUB (t′ )] = 0 with [ ˆUJ (t), ˆUJ (t′ )] 6= 0 for J = A, B .
How Time Works in Quantum Systems: Overview of time ordering and time correlation in weakly perturbed atomic collisions and in strongly perturbed qubits
Envisioning new designs for the Personal Memex system began with a needs analysis to understand the problem.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
Vannevar Bush envisioned a future where a "Memex" device would categorize and organize information for the professional.
Human Information Processing with the Personal Memex
This is consistent with the generalized “c-theorem” envisioned in which supposes that the effective central charge decreases along RG flows between quantum critical points.
Infinite-Randomness Fixed Points for Chains of Non-Abelian Quasiparticles
We here envision possibilities to control the attosecond pulse duration in conditions where individual harmonics are not perfectly phase matched.
Macroscopic effects in attosecond pulse generation