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1. The ability or action of imagining or anticipating what might happen in the future.
2. Care in providing for the future: Spending all of your money at once shows little foresight.

fore′sight′ed adj.
fore′sight′ed·ly adv.
fore′sight′ed·ness n.
fore′sight′ful adj.
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Noun1.foresightedness - providence by virtue of planning prudently for the future
providence - the prudence and care exercised by someone in the management of resources


The exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters:
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Forget everything you've heard about their brilliance and foresightedness.
His commitment to three generations of PPP leadership, illuminating political career and political foresightedness made him an unmatched shining character in Pakistan's history.
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Through her insights and foresightedness so evident through the pages of issues spanning over two decades, Marge has inspired activists, practitioners and academics around the world, and her mark on the sexual and reproductive health field is indelible.
Hannah Kane keenly demonstrates inspirational leadership, foresightedness, and dedication to causes which directly help our children, our elderly and our neighborhoods now and into the future.
But the foresightedness of the local council in investing millions to give her a kick into the new millennium has transformed the once shabby appearance.
Louis pats his back for his foresightedness to guess correctly that Woodall is not yet done with their firm.
Women are generally more organised in work; they are good multi-taskers and are inherently blessed with greater patience and foresightedness.
Shaikh Zayed understood the characteristics of that calm young man, his foresightedness and his love to serve people," Shaikh Mohammed wrote.
He recalled his first visit to this hospital way back in 1957 when it was a very secluded place out of the city and now it is in the center of the city which proves the foresightedness and vision of it's founders.
Abdulaziz Serkal, General Manager of Dubai Investments, said, "Our company is founded on the foresightedness and business acumen that defines the quintessential Emirati.
A compilation of 22 articles written over the span of 35 years, the book demonstrates his foresightedness regarding the necessity to reform the exploding costs in the medical system and his ability to work in a variety of arenas--academics, government, and health markets--to promote more equitable outcomes for people across the income spectrum while still allowing consumers to be the primary agents in choosing their coverage and care.