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prospects

noun
plural of prospect

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 all that can be seen from a certain point
  • gazing at the wide prospect spread out before me

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2 one who seeks an office, honor, position, or award
  • a good prospect for the position of auditor

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3 something that can develop or become actual
  • one highly desirable prospect for the city is a major-league franchise

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4 the act or state of looking forward to some occurrence
  • the prospect of a quiet, restful Sunday ended when our basement flooded

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prospects

verb
present tense third-person singular of prospect

Synonyms of prospects (Entry 2 of 2)

to go into or range over for purposes of discovery
  • soon all manner of people had arrived in the valley to prospect it for gold

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“Prospects.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/prospects. Accessed 15 Aug. 2022.

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