Definition of foresight
foresightedplay \ˈfȯr-ˌsī-təd\ adjective
foresightfulplay \ˈfȯr-ˌsīt-fəl\ adjective
Examples of foresight in a Sentence
They had the foresight to invest the money wisely.
His career choice shows a lack of foresight.
Recent Examples of foresight from the Web
Not just a great valley, but a shrine to human foresight, the strength of granite, the power of glaciers, the persistence of life, and the tranquility of the High Sierra.
ESPN, broadcasting that afternoon’s game, had the foresight to outfit Green with a microphone.
Trump didn’t just show a lack of foresight with his tweet.
The handful of men who carry out the most thankless of tasks for the Pittsburgh Penguins are a rag-tag group thrown together by circumstance and a touch of foresight by general manager Jim Rutherford.
The background is exposed brick, and the décor smacks more of accumulation than foresight — a gumball machine, an antique clock and assorted paintings.
Here is the backstory of a character called Stephanie—or, rather, of her house: Stephanie’d had the foresight to buy at the end of Giuliani’s reign as mayor, only weeks after 9/11 during what would turn out to be the tiniest of real-estate dips.
No one wants to build empty monuments to lack of foresight.
The same goes for former German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt, who insisted on basing U.S. nuclear weapons in Germany, and Ronald Reagan, who had the foresight to envision victory in the Cold War.
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Definition of foresight for English Language Learners
: the ability to see what will or might happen in the future
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