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  • adj. Having foresight

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Foresighted.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Prescient; provident; foreseeing.

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

  • adj. planning prudently for the future


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  • Once the worlds leading producer of heroin, carrots, and rope grade hemp, is now a radioactive slaggy area, thanks to a foresightful Reagan administration, which bombed the area with radiation bombs, which consumed the life force of everything in ten kilometer radii.

    What would you do?

  • Whether or not human groups make functional enough, foresightful enough decisions at any given time, we have the unique capacity to do so.

    Education For Sanity

  • Epimetheus, ignoring his brother's foresightful warning not to accept any gifts from Zeus, embraced Pandora and opened the box, whereupon the curses flew out and infected human life with toil, misery, suffering, disease, and death.

    Do We Have to Choose Between Hope and Reality?

  • Of course, everyone realized I was from Mars at that point; although Cory L. did subsequently, to his foresightful credit, admit that SL resident gambling was likely to become an example of just this sort of system repression.

    A New Virtual World Winter?

  • Dan the lawyer by sstruble on May 22, 2008 - 12: 09am and only a lawyer as foresightful and capable as Danny could have helped the World Wide Web (W3C) consortium navigate its way to a successful revision of its intellectual property licensing policy, making it possibly the first ICT standards organization to have a strong and simple royalty-free licensing policy.

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  • Wurman is a seventysomething graphic designer and author of 81 books, who garnered fame and adulation among the elite in technology, art and entertainment with his foresightful, insightful TED conferences of the 1990s.

    Son Of TED

  • Nothing's actually changed I was even foresightful enough to leave my bed made with fresh linen for my return... but I see it as bright and new-to-me.

    Well, I'm back

  • Assuming that wealthier and more foresightful people tended to get out of town before the hurricane, I would guesstimate that roughly 15% to 20% of the people left behind in New Orleans were, according to the Supreme Court, ineligible for the death penalty due to having IQs below 70.

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  • Lovable though he may have been, however, he was, at thirty-three, unmarried, and he had only a few compunctions about leaving less foresightful buddies behind to whine and howl about the eventual loss of logging jobs.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • But, though an old West Pointer, he was neither a foresightful organizer nor fit to exercise any of the executive power which he held as the constitutional commander-in-chief by land and sea.

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