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Even with the best intentions, agencies face unforeseen difficulties, rendering some of their efforts misguided at best.

From Digiday

If we can get beyond the pandemic and its economic fallout — and absent any other unforeseen emergencies — brands and marketers will instinctively welcome a return to a more stable business landscape.

From Digiday

They have to crash because expectations get out of whack, company leadership has a misstep or an unforeseen event causes a severe disruption to the business.

From Fortune

So, negative things can happen, and you have to deal with unforeseen circumstances.

That said, the ability to quickly change course due to unforeseen circumstances will be part of agencies’ process long after this moment.

From Digiday

He told The Daily Beast that “unless something unforeseen happens, it will endorse McConnell over Grimes.”

However, the activism of groups like ACT UP was beginning to have unforeseen effects.

Phoenix is a revelation in the role, reaching heretofore unforeseen levels of emotional vulnerability.

Still, an 11-month campaign is dreadfully long, and the unforeseen could always happen.

“Black swans” are the unlikely and unforeseen events that change the world.

Nobody was surprised when the unforeseen happened; for this family made it a point of honour never to be surprised.

After infinite labor they at length cut through the great logs, only to be met by an unforeseen and still more formidable barrier.

The arms of Russia had been fairly successful on the lower Danube, for the Turks had been paralyzed by an unforeseen danger.

But, owing to subsequent and unforeseen occurrences, the benefit intended by it to wool and woollen fabrics had not been realized.

Every man, woman, and child received the Government grant of 120 rupees at Dohuk, and sometimes there were unforeseen claimants.


On this page you'll find 47 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to unforeseen, such as: abrupt, startling, sudden, unanticipated, unexpected, and accidental.

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