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farseeing

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj farseeing planning prudently for the future "large goals that required farsighted policies","took a long view of the geopolitical issues"
    • adj farseeing capable of seeing to a great distance
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Farseeing Able to see to a great distance; farsighted.
    • Farseeing Having foresight as regards the future.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • farseeing Seeing far; having foresight or forethought.
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Usage

In literature:

Mrs. Lynde is a very farseeing woman, isn't she, Matthew?
"Anne Of Green Gables" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
I consider that I've been both firm and farseeing.
"Beasts and Super-Beasts" by Saki
Her eyes took that farseeing look of the dreamer.
"Jean of the Lazy A" by B. M. Bower
In him was the spirit of the farseeing Hiawatha.
"The Scouts of the Valley" by Joseph A. Altsheler
The farseeing, sagacious Mexican plug with a terrific snort wheeled and fled furiously with his rider.
"A Waif of the Plains" by Bret Harte
Failures in one direction have sometimes had the effect of forcing the farseeing student to apply himself in another.
"Character" by Samuel Smiles
Great man, though; a wise and farseeing statesman.
"Lone Star Planet" by Henry Beam Piper and John Joseph McGuire
In her secret heart, Mere Giraud often longed for more, but she was a discreet and farseeing woman.
"Mère Girauds Little Daughter" by Frances Hodgson Burnett
God is her ideal of all that is strong, powerful and farseeing.
"Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great, Vol. 13" by Elbert Hubbard
In nothing done by either of these two wise fathers is more wisdom shown than in their sagacious, farseeing policy in regard to their sons.
"James Watt" by Andrew Carnegie
As the months rolled along, however, he who had been so farseeing, so thrifty a business man, seemed to have made a mistake.
"The Backwash of War" by Ellen N. La Motte
But Destiny was too farseeing a goddess to allow her neophyte to be spoiled by prosperity.
"The Wall Between" by Sara Ware Bassett
He was the man on horseback, quick, clever, shrewd, farseeing, persuasive, powerful.
"The American Empire" by Scott Nearing
Father was a very able man; you know that; everybody said he was one of the shrewdest and most farseeing men in the state.
"Otherwise Phyllis" by Meredith Nicholson
The farseeing eye was instantly known in the controlling foot.
"Love and Lucy" by Maurice Henry Hewlett
A great idea is poetry; a profound and farseeing idea is poetry, whether written with rhythm or not.
"The Literature of Ecstasy" by Albert Mordell
And it is odd to note that the name of this farseeing Frenchman has never been disclosed.
"Constable" by C. Lewis Hind
I am regarded as the most prudent and most farseeing man in Holland.
"The Memoirs of Jacques Casanova de Seingalt, Vol. III (of VI), "The Eternal Quest" The First Complete and Unabridged English Translation, Illustrated with Old Engravings" by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
Though weak, timid, and indolent, Henry was shrewd and farseeing, he said.
"Henry of Guise; (Vol. III of 3)" by G. P. R. (George Payne Rainsford) James
There was a hint of melancholy in the curve about the mouth and the farseeing eyes.
"The Hill of Venus" by Nathan Gallizier
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In poetry:

Gone the conventions Shelley cursed:
The first are last, the last are first;
The lame, the halt, the blind,
Now in the seat of power, along
With the far—seeing and the strong,
Mould mandates for mankind.
"At Shelley’s House At Lerici" by Alfred Austin
For that, servants, whenever a master ceases to govern,
Will not afterwards heed to perform the task of their duty;
And because farseeing Jupiter steals away half a man's virtue
Soon as the baneful morn of servitude darkens upon him.
"The Dog Of Ulysses (From Homer, Od. XVII. 290.--In Hexameters.)" by Martin Farquhar Tupper

In news:

Europeans Put Hope In Farseeing Banker.
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