far·​see·​ing ˈfär-ˌsē-iŋ How to pronounce farseeing (audio)

Examples of farseeing in a Sentence

a farseeing corn farmer who realized that the future was in ethanol
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Word History

First Known Use

1598, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of farseeing was in 1598

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“Farseeing.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/farseeing. Accessed 9 Dec. 2023.

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