from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Not felt or realized beforehand; unexpected: unforeseen difficulties.
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- adj. not foreseen.
- adj. not expected.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Not foreseen; not foreknown.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not anticipated
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It has asked the state for more funds and is deciding whether to borrow an additional $7.5 million to pay for what it calls "unforeseen expenses."
Attorney Gloria Allred says the news conference has been canceled due to what she terms unforeseen circumstances.
Attorney Gloria Allred says the news conference has been canceled because of what she termed unforeseen circumstances.
The life ended could result in unforeseen pain for someone in the future who will not be helped by the person who would have had that life.
And what has largely gone unforeseen is how the dumping -- that is, selling agricultural commodities well below the cost of production -- on international markets has had a tremendous impact on farmers around the world, because there is no way they can compete with these dumped commodities priced so low.
What's more, the historical evidence is that tinkering on the basis of flawed, subjective assumptions almost always ends up in unforeseen-consequence land, and due to the fundamental greedy-bastardness of human beings, those unforeseen consequences always screw the most defenseless.
While an outline can help solve this problem by providing a map, outlines generally change quite a bit as the author actually writes the chapters — characters develop in unforeseen directions, plots are added or removed, characters may be added or removed, etc.
A Clash of Kings is a great continuation to the series, and the drama continues to unfold in unforeseen directions.
A kaleidoscopic view of capitalism and colonialism focusing on Kabul conveys the imagery of periodic overdoses of capital resulting in unforeseen results.
But an executive order issued by President Bush after the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks has expanded the list and its consequences in unforeseen ways.