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
Depending on the price point of your home, rising interest rates could shrink the pool of prospective buyers.
Like many prospective big leaguers, Wynns was one of the offensive producers who was depended on at one point in his career.
To be sure, hearing prospective employers suddenly pose bigoted questions might cause someone anguish and emotional distress.
Other antitrust experts conclude otherwise, given the difficulty of proving prospective harms and the Justice Department’s track record in cases like the breakup of the Bell System.
During the process, Frye has found that IndyCar has generated significant curiosity and enthusiasm among some prospective OEMs.
If the prospective investment fund is too small — as many in Michigan are, compared with New York, Boston or Silicon Valley — U-M may shy away because the university doesn't want to risk being an outsized investor in a single fund.
In the pilot for the prospective series, Mantock, Diaz, and Jeffery take the place of the original stars Alyssa Milano, Holly Marie Combs, and Shannen Doherty, who was replaced by Rose McGowan in season 4.
No prospective employer wants to hire someone bitter.
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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
medical Definition of prospective
prospectivelyplay \-lē\ adverb
legal Definition of prospective
- a statute's prospective effect
- prospective inability to perform the contract
- a prospective buyer
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