Definitions

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  • adverb In an unforeseeable manner; without the possibility of being predicted.

Etymologies

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unforeseeable +‎ -ly

Examples

  • Thinking otherwise is like thinking God has made some kind of mistake, either in creating the cosmos or in deciding to create humans, who, unforeseeably to God, turned out to be a runaway train of badness.

    Manifesting Change

  • The condemned man was delighted that he had gotten back the handkerchiefs, but he could not delight in them for long, because the soldier snatched them from him quickly and unforeseeably.

    The Metamorphosis, in The Penal Colony,and Other Stories

  • The stockget-out clause nowseems to be that the "global" problems impinging on the UK economy have (unforeseeably) worsened since then.

    Johnson's admission puts Darling on the spot

  • Not unforeseeably, Iran dismissed Bush's offer saying it would not bow to pressure, and limited sanctions were imposed by the United Nations Security Council in December 2006.

    War Without Win: A White Paper On Iran

  • Smokey, what remedy would contract law provide where a spouse suddenly and unforeseeably becomes violent and abusive to the other spouse, assuming the marital contract did not incude a liquidated damages clause?

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “‘Life’s Short. Get a Divorce.’ — Chicago Billboard Turns Heads”:

  • “Smokey, what remedy would contract law provide where a spouse suddenly and unforeseeably becomes violent and abusive to the other spouse, assuming the marital contract did not incude a liquidated damages clause?”

    The Volokh Conspiracy » “‘Life’s Short. Get a Divorce.’ — Chicago Billboard Turns Heads”:

  • Those who, as a result of employment, business or study commitments or close family or personal trauma, will be unavoidably and unforeseeably absent from their voting districts on June 2, will be able to apply for a certificate to vote elsewhere by declaration vote, between 7am and 9pm.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • Those who, as a result of employment, business or study commitments or close family or personal trauma, will be unavoidably and unforeseeably absent from their voting districts on June 2, will be able to apply for a certificate to vote elsewhere by declaration vote, between 7am and 9pm.

    ELECTIONS DIARY - May 1999

  • Space around the black hole will be our implacable, unforeseeably treacherous enemy.

    Starfarers

  • This issue arose, however unforeseeably, because the Supreme Court disastrously misanswered its half of the question: Must a sitting President defend a civil suit?

    Clinton & the Jones Case

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