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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishforeseefore‧see /fɔːˈsiː $ fɔːr-/ ●○○ verb (past tense foresaw /-ˈsɔː $ -ˈsɒː/, past participle foreseen /-ˈsiːn/) [transitive]  PREDICTto think or know that something is going to happen in the futurepredict I’ve put your name on the list and I don’t foresee any problems. The disaster could not have been foreseen.foresee that Few analysts foresaw that oil prices would rise so steeply.foresee what/how etc No one foresaw what he was planning.see thesaurus at predict→ See Verb table
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foreseeYet it is hard to see what violence the police foresaw as direct and immediate.The only serious potential obstacle to the plan foreseen at the time was litigation by employer and union groups.Everything she had foreseen had come true.Scientists foresee humans living on Mars within the next 200 years.Businesses are alarmed at the costs they foresee in complying with the new rules.Ten years ago she could not have foreseen that her marriage would end in divorce.None had foreseen the assumption of absolute power by one of their own number.No one foresaw the Great Depression of the thirties.As the General had so clearly foreseen, there was no way out.No wonder the men failed to foresee what a forceful leader she would be.foresee what/how etcNo wonder the men failed to foresee what a forceful leader she would be.In my wildest imaginings, I could not have foreseen what a wonderful life lay before me.Even so, few foresaw how far and how fast the autonomy system would develop.The producer should reasonably foresee what might be done with the goods, such as predictable misuse by a child.She had never killed before: in her heart, she foresaw what she had missed.I am not going to attempt today to foresee what that price will be.Her heart wits so heavy when she bade him farewell it was as if she foresaw what was to come.Why could he not have foreseen what we see now?
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Verb table
Simple Form
I, you, we, theyforesee
he, she, itforesees
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I, you, he, she, it, we, theyforesaw
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave foreseen
he, she, ithas foreseen
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad foreseen
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill foresee
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have foreseen
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