from The Century Dictionary.

  • Not foreseeing; not provident.

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  • adjective Not foreseeing; without foresight.


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  • Professor R.J. Tarrant suggests that _caeca_ could mean 'unforeseeing', and by _fortunam_ Ovid could be referring to his own previous circumstances; alternatively, _caeca_ might be a corruption induced by the familiar image of the blind goddess, replacing an original SAEVA (Riese) or LAEVA, for which compare

    The Last Poems of Ovid 43 BC-18? Ovid

  • This poor man, learned as La Place, guileless and unforeseeing as a child, had often been on the point of starvation, he, his pale wife and numerous offspring, while he neither felt hunger, nor observed distress.

    The Last Man 2003

  • All else, selfish, blind, and torpid, are those unforeseeing multitudes who constitute, together with their own, the lasting misery and loneliness of the world.

    The Complete Poetical Works of Percy Bysshe Shelley 2003

  • No human being can be so mischievous -- if acting consciously, none can be so wicked as those who, finding evil in existing institutions, run blindly upon change, unforeseeing and reckless of consequences, and leaving it to chance or fate to determine whether the end shall be improvement, or greater and more intolerable evil.

    Cotton is King, and Pro-Slavery Arguments Comprising the Writings of Hammond, Harper, Christy, Stringfellow, Hodge, Bledsoe, and Cartrwright on This Important Subject E. N. [Editor] Elliott

  • We were thankful, for a time, to go back to that kind, unconscious, unforeseeing world.

    Writer's Recollections Ward, Mrs Humphry 1918

  • In another age, when education was not so common and unthinking, unforeseeing passion could be aroused in ignorant minds, a stimulant on an empty stomach might have made them animals, oblivious to danger.

    The Last Shot Frederick Palmer 1915

  • I speak it in your ear, unforeseeing one, that with easy heart you may return to your eternal sleep.

    The Wagnerian Romances Gertrude Hall Brownell 1912

  • Oliver Cromwell himself packing for America, though a heedless and ill-advised and unforeseeing King would not let him go.

    An Englishman Looks at the World 1906

  • When I think of that despoiled hillside, that colossal litter of bricks and mortar, and crude roads and paths, the scaffolding and sheds, the general quality of unforeseeing outrage upon the peace of nature, I am reminded of a chat I had with the vicar one bleak day after he had witnessed a glide.

    Tono Bungay 1906

  • All else, selfish, blind and torpid, are those unforeseeing multitudes who constitute, together with their own, the lasting misery and loneliness of the world.

    Alastor: Or, the Spirit of Solitude 1901


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