• WordNet 3.6
    • adj foresightful planning prudently for the future "large goals that required farsighted policies","took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Foresightful Foresighted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • foresightful Prescient; provident; foreseeing.
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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:

This shows a prudent foresight!
"Don Carlos A Play" by Friedrich Schiller
The working classes had no such foresight or skill or means.
"Fiat Money Inflation in France" by Andrew Dickson White
Nothing seemed secure or certain, nothing even steady or amenable to foresight.
"Erema" by R. D. Blackmore
But, don't you know, there are some things that can beat smartness and foresight?
"A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, Part 7." by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
But no sooner do they display his conduct, than we see nothing but imprudence, want of foresight, weakness and folly.
"Good Sense" by Paul Henri Thiry, Baron D'Holbach
She wondered at her own want of foresight.
"Godolphin, Complete" by Edward Bulwer-Lytton
Still I believe in his wisdom and foresight about as much as in any other man's.
"Passages From the English Notebooks, Volume 2" by Nathaniel Hawthorne
She is of a type of woman appointed by God in his foresight as breeders.
"Diary of a U-Boat Commander" by Anonymous
Hindsight is readier, certainly surer, than foresight.
"Marse Henry, Complete" by Henry Watterson
Robert paused and looked down upon him, a quick light of foresight in his eye.
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward

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
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
To make such a bridge
Foresight and cunning
The development of additional organs In peace
The building of new brains
Lobe by lobe
In the wide spaces and the free pathways of the wind
"To Make A Bridge" by Charles Madge
"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:

Water planning shows admirable foresight.
On the Foresight Exchange you can bid on when there will be a cure for AIDS.
Colleagues tearfully congratulated each other on their foresight and dedication.
One last look at the Vikings, and your Friday foresight .
For Marquette sophomore, foresight comes with guide dog.
Foresight Unlimited Boards Denzel Washington, Mark Wahlberg Starrer '2 Guns'.
The former FDIC chairman's 20-20 foresight .
"A singular lack of foresight ".
Our city's foresight , investment in water leave us poised for abundant possibilities.
Four principles can lead to flash foresight results.
The Limits of Safeguards and Human Foresight .
Geithner looks better in hindsight than foresight .
Foresight report on obesity — Author's reply.
A humble layman struggling to find meat hidden in the flab of the Foresight report I may be.
Foresight CCTV Introduces Video Transceiver with Surge Protection.

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