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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR FORESAW

He was bold enough to brave the consequences of this act, which he foresaw clearly.

But Grant, as Colonel Woodville foresaw, had no idea of retreating.

He foresaw where they were going as soon as their feet touched the staircase.

He foresaw that he should gain credit by producing such a man.

Then, in all sincerity, she foresaw the likelihood of defeat.

He foresaw that any attempt at exculpation would be as fruitless as dangerous.

They foresaw that civilized and savage life could not abide side by side.

All this might have been foreseen: Mrs. Herriton foresaw it from the first.

Boswell foresaw the danger, and he justified his method of reporting conversations.

I have, besides, not adverted to objections which he foresaw and refuted.

WORD ORIGIN

Old English foreseon "have a premonition," from fore- "before" + seon "to see, see ahead" (see see (v.)). Related: Foresaw; foreseeing; foreseen.

Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.