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Definition of Foresight

Foresight

  1. The act or the power of foreseeing; prescience; foreknowledge.
  2. Action in reference to the future; provident care; prudence; wise forethought.
  3. Any sight or reading of the leveling staff, except the backsight; any sight or bearing taken by a compass or theodolite in a forward direction.
  4. Muzzle sight. See Fore sight, under Fore, a.

Foresight Quotations

I'm cursed with the gift of foresight.
Steven Patrick Morrissey

Forethought we may have, undoubtedly, but not foresight.
Napoleon Bonaparte

If knowledge and foresight are too penetrating and deep, unify them with ease and sincerity.
Xun Zi

All that is worth seeing in good boxing can best be witnessed in a contest with soft gloves. Every value is called out: quickness, force, precision, foresight, readiness, pluck, and endurance. With these, the rowdy and 'rough' are not satisfied.
John Boyle O'Reilly

When you're drowning, you don't say 'I would be incredibly pleased if someone would have the foresight to notice me drowning and come and help me,' you just scream.
John Lennon
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Foresight Translations

foresight in German is Voraussicht
foresight in Italian is previsione, precauzione
foresight in Latin is prudentia
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