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
Back in August, one prospective member of the state’s Electoral College had balked at the prospect of voting for a President Donald Trump.
The neuroimaging study, conducted in Spain, was prospective, looking at the brains of 25 first-time mothers before and after pregnancy, and again two years after the women gave birth.
According to a study by the Brennan Center, 39 states currently permit private citizens—including, say, Trump supporters or Clinton supporters—to challenge prospective voters on Election Day.
During two conversations about the job, Bradley, 58, impressed his prospective employers on a number of levels.
Prospective students at Naropa University (2130 Arapahoe Avenue; 303-444-0202; naropa.edu) can apply online for open house tours in summer, although drop-ins seem welcome any time.
The chief justice focused on two prospective jurors, Marilyn Garrett and Eddie Hood.
The NFL owners voted to sanction both the prospective moves, which could take place before the 2016 season, in a meeting Tuesday, according to The Los Angeles Times.
Pit the prospective Republican candidates against each other in an interactive GOP cage match.
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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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