Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • To overlook; neglect: despise.
  • To see; perceive.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • verb transitive, Scotland To neglect; overlook; disregard; despise.
  • verb transitive, Scotland To see in advance; ken; perceive.
  • verb transitive, Scotland To oversee; superintend; direct.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From Middle English forseen, forsen, from Old English forsēon ("to look down upon, despise"), equivalent to for- +‎ see. Compare Old Saxon forsehan, Old High German farsehan (Middle High German versehen).

Examples

  • Given that the British State (now merely the monkey for the emerging organ-grinder of the pan-European State) has long since broken, and clearly has no intention of honouring, its side of the Lockean social contract with the citizen, the only solution I can forsee is for the majority ethnic group to engineer its violent overthrow.

    Final Fantasy « POLICE INSPECTOR BLOG

  • A: How could you not forsee this being included in your what-not-to-guac section?

    a writerly approach to guacamole « paper fruit

  • On a very worst-case scenario, there is sufficient crude which is available in the market and we don't forsee any problem, Mr. Nayyar said.

    Essar Oil Swings to Profit

  • I do not forsee Morelia ever being dominated by expats, but at present our small expat gathering is being dominated by one newcomer's incessant chatter which is driving away several of our old friends who are now finding difficulty enjoying this weekly social hour and have stopped coming.

    Page 2

  • You can give partial credit multiple choice even for somewhat complicated numerical problems, if you can forsee what mistakes most of them will make.

    Rank-order Multiple Choice, Arnold Kling | EconLog | Library of Economics and Liberty

  • Unless you forsee an ongoing need for a long range strategic bomber, it might be cheaper to just stock up on some cruise missiles.

    Matthew Yglesias » Air Force Strikes Back

  • I also forsee a lot of severed limbs and serious accidents.

    Collector’s Edge – Why Lego Why? « Giant Killer Squid - Film, Comics, News, Reviews and more

  • Something else that you need to consider is that unlike the US where the fed says they are going to keep rates low for "an extented period of time" .... the bank of mexico is saying that they forsee inflationary pressures in the near future and most analysts are saying they expect the Mexican "fed" to start raising rates in the first quarter of 2010.

    Mexican pesos bonds

  • I do not forsee Morelia ever being dominated by expats, but at present our small expat gathering is being dominated by one newcomer's incessant chatter which is driving away several of our old friends who are now finding difficulty enjoying this weekly social hour and have stopped coming.

    Page 2

  • I do not forsee Morelia ever being dominated by expats, but at present our small expat gathering is being dominated by one newcomer's incessant chatter which is driving away several of our old friends who are now finding difficulty enjoying this weekly social hour and have stopped coming.

    Page 2

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  • Typo (bad scan?) in Century def 2:

    To sec; perceive.

    should probably read:

    To see; perceive.

    November 28, 2011