farsighted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj farsighted planning prudently for the future "large goals that required farsighted policies","took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
    • adj farsighted able to see distant objects clearly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Farsighted (Med) Hypermetropic.
    • Farsighted Seeing to great distance; hence, of good judgment regarding the remote effects of actions; sagacious.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • farsighted Seeing to a great distance; seeing objects more clearly at a distance than near at hand; hyperopic or presbyopic.
    • farsighted Looking far before one; considering carefully the probable results of present conduct or action; prescient: as, a far-sighted statesman; far-sighted policy.
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Usage

In literature:

The purchaser was a thrifty, farsighted traveling man who had wearied of the road and wanted to settle down.
"Fanny Herself" by Edna Ferber
He was farsighted and he saw victory.
"The Redheaded Outfield and Other Baseball Stories" by Zane Grey
If there were cruelty it was in his implacable slow patience, his farsighted purpose.
"The Heritage of the Desert" by Zane Grey
There was much in the state both of Scotland and of Ireland which might well excite the painful apprehensions of a farsighted statesman.
"The History of England from the Accession of James II." by Thomas Babington Macaulay
But Farsight bore the whole burden of public business, and never wearied day or night.
"Twenty-two Goblins" by Unknown
They could not then see how wise, how farsighted, how inevitable Roosevelt's decision was.
"Theodore Roosevelt and His Times" by Harold Howland
I am a very farsighted young man, having lived in Paris.
"Graustark" by George Barr McCutcheon
The story of what took place outside that guarded gate makes clear the love, the wise farsighted love that showed the man the way out that day.
"Quiet Talks about Jesus" by S. D. Gordon
Never before had the farsighted stallion made a mistake.
"The Boy Scouts Book of Campfire Stories" by Various
Mr. Jefferson's instructions to the young officer showed his own farsighted earnestness.
"Lewis and Clark" by William R. Lighton
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In poetry:

And they bore to the bluff, and alighted -
A dim-discerned train
Of sprites without mould,
Frameless souls none might touch or might hold -
On the ledge by the turreted lantern, farsighted
By men of the main.
"The Souls Of The Slain." by Thomas Hardy

In news:

IMF cuts growth forecast in review of backsliding global recovery, urges farsighted planning.
President Obama's farsighted nuclear strategy.
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