Examples of prospective in a Sentence
In 2005 [Jerry] Colangelo arranged face-to-face sit-downs with every prospective national team player, to hear in their own words why they wanted to represent their country. —Alexander Wolff, Sports Illustrated, 28 July 2008
All too often in the post-Vietnam past—the first Gulf War, for example—the default position of the Democratic Party has been to assume that any prospective use of U.S. military power would be immoral. —Joe Klein, Time, 21 Aug. 2006
All of these arguments were prospective, all anticipated the role that public opinion would play in future constitutional disputes. —Jack N. Rakove, Original Meanings … , 1996
Recent Examples of prospective from the Web
During the transition period, Trump paraded prospective hires through the Trump Tower lobby in New York and welcomed them over a weekend to his golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, posing with them for journalists.
Roskam, a lawyer and six-term House member from Wheaton, said Thursday the White House reached out to the Republicans in the state's congressional delegation for the names of prospective candidates for the region's top federal prosecutor.
When a space became available on Bleecker and 11th Streets, Mr. Duffy, who lived in the neighborhood and dined regularly at the Paris Commune, outbid five other prospective tenants.
Trump interviewed two more prospective candidates for FBI director Tuesday, extending his search after several contenders removed their names from consideration.
The recruiters said prospective recruits must pass aptitude, physical and medical tests.
Texas is moving forward with a bill this week that would allow adoption-service providers that receive state money to turn down prospective parents based on religious beliefs.
Ferrer always liked to ask prospective prosecutors about their greatest accomplishment or proudest moment.
Benson said the annexation was done in part to show prospective commercial developers that zoning would be in place to help streamline the construction process.
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Origin and Etymology of prospective
First Known Use: 1788
PROSPECTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of prospective for English Language Learners
: likely to be or become something specified in the future
: likely to happen
PROSPECTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of prospective for Students
1 : likely to become a prospective buyer
2 : likely to come about prospective benefits
Medical Definition of prospective
: relating to or being a study (as of the incidence of disease) that starts with the present condition of a population of individuals and follows them into the future—compare retrospective
Legal Definition of prospective
1 : relating to or effective in the future a statute's prospective effect
2 : likely to come about : expected to happen prospective inability to perform the contract
3 : likely to be or become a prospective buyer
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