verb (used with object)
to have prescience of; to know in advance; foreknow.
to see beforehand.
verb (used without object)
divine, discern. See
tr; may take a clause as object
) to see or know beforehand:
he did not foresee that
not seen or known beforehand; unanticipated
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But in choosing to be there, they became central players in an ugly suburban drama sown with unforeseen twists.
But the rush to announce or publish findings can sometimes cause unforeseen problems when it comes to protecting.
The weakening of some criminal gangs has had unforeseen consequences.
Yet sometimes an unforeseen event can turn the initial imagery of a name into a painful irony.
There will be unforeseen consequences, there always are.
But the process of building the new garden turned into an adventure with a few unforeseen twists.
Each creative nudge to the conversation expands it, with threads spiraling off in unforeseen directions.
They added that extensive use of a vaccine on animals could have unforeseen effects on other species in their food chain.
Citing a fairly serious and unforeseen health problem, one contributor withdrew.
But even then the downturn would not be caused by dearer money itself so much as by the shock of bad unforeseen news.
It also led to unforeseen changes in our selves and our society that would take many thousands of years to play out.
Then you must address the ecological problems that were unforeseen prior to the construction of the dam.
Such unforeseen outcomes are not unlikely, given the complexity of the issues involved.
My two new courses turned out to be a great success, and they helped me to advance my research agenda in unforeseen ways.
There will be unexpected delays, unforeseen expenses and problems with pipelines.
Its really sad to see such damages coming from unforeseen events.
Conversely, one could argue that hermeneutic freedom and expansion can have unforeseen and positive effects.
They are not meant to account for all unforeseen contingencies.
And that wear induced unforeseen stresses on the structures.
There is also indirect, unforeseen damage that's beginning to appear in higher education.
And unless something unforeseen happens, that will probably be the case.
There are four years, myriad cuts, and unforeseen events to come.
So burning the candle on that one did not work, for a completely unforeseen reason.
But big water projects for agriculture have had unforeseen malign consequences in rich countries too.
They set only the broadest of objectives and emphasised seizing unforeseen opportunities as they arose.
Junior faculty members were rattled when they found themselves the target of his unforeseen attacks.
The combination of the two produced unforeseen results.
Some students use their books during the labs for temporary supports during unforeseen difficulties.
Investors seeking redress have encountered unforeseen problems.
It is rare to buy a house that doesn't have some unforeseen problem whether you get an inspection or not.
When he takes matters into his own hands, a mysterious disappearance occurs with unforeseen consequences.
Barring unforeseen complications, they could complete their quest early next week.
But when unforeseen developments rewrote the script, as it were, the film took on a depth that made it all the more remarkable.
But he said that, barring unforeseen developments, expected the parts shortage to ease over the second half of this year.
The tiniest actions have unforeseen and dramatic consequences.
Barring something unforeseen, you are apt to live in one of these two places.
We will fortunately be able to apply to the redemption of the public debt any small and unforeseen excess of revenue.
Once the dam is built, you must address the ecological problems that were unforeseen prior to the construction of the dam.
There are ever more dots to draw lines between and unforeseen patterns to uncover.
Even divided land ownership can have unforeseen consequences.
Frequent travelers know that life on the road is full of highs, lows and the unforeseen.
Housing allocation may have caused another, unforeseen problem.
In the week to come, simple kindnesses can have unforeseen ramifications.
She has been called both deeply political and playful, a poet who used humor in unforeseen ways.
The whole problem with unforeseen risk is that it's, well, unforeseen.
He's already looking forward to the next unforeseen, unlikely disaster.
Should unforeseen events occur, any of the proposals noted herein may not be reviewed at said hearing.
The public will be notified immediately, should any unforeseen project complications arise and a drawdown becomes necessary.
The unforeseen logistical problems of the theater's design were the real bugaboo.