References in classic literature ?
He had not foreseen this turn of affairs, and was not prepared for it.
For several minutes they mistook the form of David for that of the prisoner; but the very accident which Hawkeye had foreseen occurred.
If sages were ever wise in their own behoof, I might have foreseen all this.
That is the only word to describe it; it was so cruel, and so utterly not to be foreseen.
The heaviest load on his mind, after his conversation with the trader, lay in the foreseen necessity of breaking to his wife the arrangement contemplated,--meeting the importunities and opposition which he knew he should have reason to encounter.
If I could have foreseen what the thing was going to be like, I should have said, No, if anybody wants to make his living exhibiting a king as a peasant, let him take the layout; I can do better with a menagerie, and last longer.
If that is so, Providence must have foreseen that it would be so, and therefore filled the land with the healing baths.
The "respects" might have been the freedom of the city, or an equestrian statue, when presented in this way, and the aunts would have shuddered could they have foreseen the manner of delivery; but it was vastly impressive to the audience, who concluded that Mirandy Sawyer must be making her way uncommonly fast to mansions in the skies, else what meant this abrupt change of heart?
As a walking companion, Emma had very early foreseen how useful she might find her.
From that point, all the main events of the story are purposely foreshadowed before they take place -- my present design being to rouse the reader's interest in following the train of circumstances by which these foreseen events are brought about.
He, yielding under the pressure of a complicated something, long dreaded and long vaguely foreseen and contended against, and recovering after the cloud had burst and passed, I should hope that the worst was over.
And the natural consequence is, as anybody but a baby might have foreseen, that he prowls and wanders.