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
Weller met with nearly 50 families and students in India and had multiple one-on-one conversations addressing prospective students' questions during the last academic year.
Social Intelligence is one of a growing number of companies that screens social media accounts of prospective employees — similar to criminal background checks or credit reports.
Sackett said the pay rates range depending on the position and prospective employees' experience.
The goal was is to capture a snapshot of the present and prospective employment outlook in each MSA.
Sam Judd, chief investment officer of Asana Partners, said a new tenant has not been signed yet, but there’s been interest from several prospective restaurant groups.
Charles Hovland (prospective photographer, 1990s): Playgirl's staff changed a lot.
And every picture on the board tells the state's story for prospective businesses and industry.
Fortunes Swell As prospective buyers throng new projects, Cheung Kong Property Holdings Ltd. and K&K Property are among developers that have raised prices, the South China Morning Post reported this month.
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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
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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