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  • adj. Incapable of being foreseen or anticipated

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Incapable of being foreseen.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Incapable of being foreseen.

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

  • adj. incapable of being anticipated


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  • But what remains unforeseeable is its true begetter, its receiver.

    Eugenio Montale - Nobel Lecture

  • The result might well be to alter the balance of the Constitution in unforeseeable and perilous ways.

    The Runaway Presidency

  • But they can hardly be called unforeseeable, and therein lies the nub of the critical questions this incident will raise for regulators everywhere: To what extent should nuclear safety regulation take account of all foreseeable contingencies, and should new technologies be required to apply to pre-existing facilities that were built to the standard of the industry at the time of construction?

    Nuclear Safety After Fukushima

  • From Bob Murray of Murray Energy Corporation who was running around trying to impress the public with how concerned he was about the trapped miners in Utah, talking about natural disasters, in other words an unforeseeable act of God to the Wall Street mavens who were calling on the fed to lower rates and inject cash into the system this week was a new high in hypocrisy.

    Mine Cave Ins, the Credit Crash and the Poor Helpless Corporate Victims of Fate

  • Barring the unforeseeable, which is always an iffy thing to do in Honduras, the coupster is out, the mercurial elected president is back in (pending a face-saving vote by Congress and the Supreme Court), and an election to replace him will be held on November 29, as planned.

    The New Republic - All Feed

  • And I tell you all that to tell you this: In your mind, compare all that wild entertainment to what's going to be unleashed on NBC tonight and, for that matter, every weeknight at 10 p.m. or the foreseeable or should it be "unforeseeable"? future.

    Please, please, please just say no to Jay Leno

  • So, all of these "unforeseeable" things were, in fact, foreseen by many, and I can't believe that everyone on the "other side of the aisle" is either genuinely that blind or that stupid.

    Diane Drake: Don't They Get Tired of Being Wrong?

  • The thing about the "unforeseeable" is that it's, well, unforeseeable.

    Your weekly smile: David Warren on MMP

  • Maybe after that it can give some kind of unforeseeable help to somebody in the unforeseeable future.

    Operation Luna

  • Olympic luge death 'driver fault' but 'unforeseeable' THE International Luge Federation has partly blamed Georgian luger Nodar Kumaritashvili for his own death in an "unforeseeable" accident on the Games course. | Top Stories


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