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foresightedness

Definitions

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  • n. The quality of having foresight
  • n. The prudent exercise of common sense when planning for the future

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future

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Examples

  • But we here at Friday Talking Points have to admit to a little pride in our foresightedness, because only one week ago we gave an award to a relatively-obscure Democrat in the House, for pointing out the fact that by trying to punish ACORN, Congress may have accidentally de-funded the entire military-industrial complex.

    Chris Weigant: Friday Talking Points [96] -- The Impressiveness of Alan Grayson

  • But because of his excessive passion for the Tamils -- you can even call it 'frenzy' -- and his lack of foresightedness, the community was weakened and the struggle branded as a terrorist one.

    Transcript: Sri Lanka's Pillayan

  • It seems like many Americans has long since forgotten the ideals and foresightedness of their founding fathers, and fallen into a sociopolitical dark age.

    On Thursday, the Legg report will be published along with...

  • To understand, once and for all, that the fact that you have never been the victim of a crime or an assault is not the result of your high moral fiber, foresightedness and wisdom, but more likely than not, the result of pure luck.

    Rape and Imprisonment By Proxy At McDonalds

  • "The future of this region is only as secure as our foresightedness and our dedication to meaningful structural changes," Nujoma said.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • It is now the time for the foresightedness of those Canadian diplomats to be employed by the Alliance as a whole and for the benefit of a wider community in Europe.

    The Outlook for Canada and Europe in the 1990's

  • And it is but just, as well, to render tribute to the great foresightedness of Che, who, when things were still-very difficult and -- as we have already mentioned -- we hardly had an established territory, had already begun to fight for the founding of this station.

    RADIO REBELDE ANNIVERSARY

  • The present world situation calls for foresightedness, patience and restraint on the part of all of us who help to get work done in this part of the world.

    A Center of Confidence

  • Thanks to his foresightedness, he still had his knife, and this might prove to him to be salvation as far as escape was concerned.

    The Ranger Boys and the Border Smugglers

  • Conservative alike, until at the present moment our frontier is gradually becoming what Lord Lytton, with his clear foresightedness and intelligent appreciation of our responsibilities and India's requirements, would then have made it.

    Forty-one years in India From Subaltern To Commander-In-Chief

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