• WordNet 3.6
    • n foresight providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
    • n foresight seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Foresight Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought. "This seems an unseasonable foresight .""A random expense, without plan or foresight ."
    • Foresight (Surv) Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.
    • Foresight (Gun) Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore a.
    • Foresight The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n foresight The act or power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
    • n foresight Provident care; prudence in guarding against evil; precaution.
    • n foresight In surveying, a forward sight or reading of a leveling-staff; any bearing taken by a compass forward.
    • n foresight The sight on the muzzle of a gun. Synonyms Prevision, forecast, precaution.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Foresight fōr′sīt act of foreseeing: wise forethought, prudence: the sight on the muzzle of a gun: a forward reading of a levelling staff
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  • Rene Char
    Rene Char
    “In action be primitive; in foresight, a strategist.”
  • Henry Luce
    Henry Luce
    “Business, more than any other occupation, is a continual dealing with the future; it is a continual calculation, an instinctive exercise in foresight.”
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
    “Often a certain abdication of prudence and foresight is an element of success.”
  • Napoleon Bonaparte
    “Vengeance has no foresight.”


In literature:

Fortunately, the foresight of Gardiner had everything ready for this indispensable precaution.
"The Sea Lions" by James Fenimore Cooper
In the eye of cool reason and sober foresight, I am apt to believe, it was much less wise and commendable.
"Four Early Pamphlets" by William Godwin
Total exemption was granted, the chairman of the Tribunal congratulating the young man on his patriotic foresight.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 153, Sept. 5, 1917" by Various
A foresight of such consequences was the real cause of the movement being so bitterly opposed by the king and Lord Eldon.
"Beacon Lights of History, Volume IX" by John Lord
The raft had been constructed without foresight or intelligence.
"Thrilling Adventures by Land and Sea" by James O. Brayman
Whatever success was achieved on the mountain was due primarily to Mr. Tucker's skill and foresight.
"Inca Land" by Hiram Bingham
It proved him to possess both the foresight and the energy necessary in an explorer.
"The Explorers of Australia and their Life-work" by Ernest Favenc
But he healed the wounds made and recovered favor by his general care, his foresight, his grandeur and his skill.
"Dio's Rome, Volume V., Books 61-76 (A.D. 54-211)" by Cassius Dio
You will admit that the whole plan has been worked out with surprising completeness and foresight.
"The Red Thumb Mark" by R. Austin Freeman
And this, as long as foresight is a human quality, it is to be presumed they will continue to do.
"Utilitarianism" by John Stuart Mill

In poetry:

Think how ye prospered, thou and thine,
Amid the unviolated grove
Housed near the growing Primrose-tuft
In foresight, or in love.
"A Wren's Nest" by William Wordsworth
Had I his whose foresight rare
Piles the stones with lordliest art,
From the quarry of my heart
Love should climb a heavenly stair!
"Brother Artist" by George MacDonald
The bolt-heads locked to the cartridges;
The rifles stead to rest,
As cold stock nestled at colder cheek
And foresight lined on the breast.
"The Deserter" by Gilbert Frankau
Is there no foresight in a Thrush's breast,
That thou down yonder gulph from me wouldst go?
That gloomy area lurking cats infest,
And there the dog may rove, alike thy foe.
"Elegy On A Young Thrush," by Helen Maria Williams
How joyful shall we spend the live-long night
In praises to Jehovah, who thus mocks
All human foresight, and converts the means
Of seeming ruin into great deliverance.
"Moses In The Bulrushes. A Sacred Drama" by Hannah More
"They are fearful and feeble with years,
Yet they doubt not of day if it be;
Yea, blinded and beaten with tears,
Yea, sick with foresight of fears,
Yet a little, and hardly, they see.
"Tenebrae" by Algernon Charles Swinburne

In news:

A look at how company builders are working hard to acquire some foresight into the economy.
Sure, foresight isn't 20-20, but the smartest company builders work hard to acquire it and wouldn't make a move without it.
Quality in Foresight for Leadership Decision-Makers.
Vaughn Sherman of Edmonds had the foresight to audio tape stories told by his seafaring uncle in the 1980s before the uncle died.
The gal with the foresight to research preschools while she's pregnant.
Whistler's Lost Lake Lodge and Westin Resort (pictured here) are offering deals on lodging and ski-lesson packages, in promotions for those with the foresight to book before the winter rush.
Striker Abby Wambach showed impressive self-control, focus and foresight after getting hit with what she described as a.
A Magnet Releasing release of a Foresight Unlimited presentation of a Signature Entertainment/BMP production.
Did anyone in the purchasing department have the foresight to do this for our citizens.
But little Mouse, you are not alone, In proving foresight may be vain: The best laid schemes of mice and men Go often awry, And leave us nothing but grief and pain.
Who is among this foresightful set.
People who predicted a fairly sleepy veto session can brag about their foresight.
Hindsight and Foresight for 2012.
It takes discipline, foresight, and self-sacrifice.
According to Dr John Medina, author of The Brain Rules, studies indicate exercise improves our concentration, impulse control, foresight, and problem solving abilities.

In science:

The foresight of the performed calculations have been discussed by taking into account the experimental studies of Privalov and Makhatadze on Myoglobin, Lysozyme, Cytochrome and Ribonuclease in the interval 275 − 350K [8, 9].
Investigation of the Heat Capacities of Proteins by Statistical Mechanical Methods
Of course, it will be necessary to exercise some ingenuity and foresight when building target databases, especially in the early stages of research.
Compression Rate Method for Empirical Science and Application to Computer Vision
De Finetti, B. : “La Prévision: Ses Lois Logiques, Ses Sources Subjectives”, Annales de l”Institut Henri Poincaré, 7: 1–68, (1937),Foresight: Its Logical Laws, Its Subjective Sources, translated in “Studies in Subjective Probability’, H. E.
Are All Probabilities Fundamentally Quantum Mechanical?
We chose ed (with foresight) so that this sequences is a supermartingale with respect to the natural filtration Fi .
A natural barrier in random greedy hypergraph matching
Using simple, but elegant, telescopes, analytical models, and considerable foresight, much of what was later to become the basis of the multi-million dollar observatories now in operation was anticipated.
Status of VHE Astronomy c.2000