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  • v. Simple past of foresee.

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Examples

  • One consequence Schumpeter foresaw is that most people would just grow tired of the ideological facade that every individual can make it to the top.

    Matthew Yglesias » An Influential Idea I Didn’t Get in a Book

  • I believe that the moment - the day of “official censorship and concealment” - that Kennedy foresaw is drawing near, if it is not already upon us in America today.

    Balkinization

  • Margot foresaw that, as time passed by, the two would grow closer together, and that any chance of intimacy with the other brother would retreat helplessly into the background.

    Big Game A Story for Girls

  • In fact, only the Bush administration 'foresaw' 911 in such detail, that they planned in advance to make legal the very laws they have in fact violated in the post-911 world.

    Imminent Arrest of Americans for War Crimes?

  • "Herbert and your friend Henry Rooter came to our house with one of the last copies of the _Oriole_ they were distributing to subscribers; and after I read it I kind of foresaw that the feller responsible for their owning a printing-press was going to be in some sort of family trouble or other.

    Gentle Julia

  • As those calls kept coming in, I really kind of foresaw a need … "

    The State Journal-Register Home RSS

  • Investors foresaw a market opportunity that would be explosively profitable.

    When Bubble Burst: Companies Won, Investors Lost

  • Congress party spokesman Manish Tewari said Sunday he foresaw no issues standing in its way.

    India Flags Bill Reserving Legislative Seats for Women

  • When the Greek government first revised up its budget deficit estimates late last year, few predicted it would eventually put the entire euro zone at risk -- much as few foresaw the initial subprime mortgage defaults threatening the entire U.S. financial system.

    Current Crisis Resembles '08 -- With Key Differences

  • You could argue that author Douglas Adams foresaw the iPad (has nobody started making iPad covers with DON'T PANIC on them?) but what HHGTTG, as it's known, really foresaw was a resource that would be endlessly updated: that's surely Wikipedia, which was only five months old when Adams died prematurely.

    How Hollywood has predicted the future

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