510. Foresight.

510. Foresight.NOUN. foresight, prospicience, prevision, long-sightedness; anticipation; providence &c. (preparation) 673.

forethought, forecast; predeliberation, presurmise; foregone conclusion &c. (prejudgment) 481; prudence &c. (caution) 864.

foreknowledge; prognosis; precognition, prescience, prenotion, presentiment; second sight; sagacity &c. (intelligence) 498; antepast, prelibation, prophasis.

prospect &c. (expectation) 507; foretaste; prospectus &c. (plan) 626.

VERB. foresee; look forwards to, look ahead, look beyond; scent from afar; look into the future, pry into the future, peer into the future.

see one’s way; see how the land lies, get the lay of the land, see how the wind blows, test the waters, see how the cat jumps.

anticipate; expect &c. 507; be beforehand &c. (early) 132; predict &c. 511; foreknow, forejudge, forecast; presurmise; have an eye to the future, have an eye to the main chance; respicere finem [Lat.]; keep a sharp lookout &c. (vigilance) 459; forewarn &c. 668.

ADJ. foreseeing &c. v.; prescient; farseeing, farsighted; sagacious &c. (intelligent) 498; weatherwise; provident &c. (prepared) 673; prospective &c. 507.

ADV. against the time when.

PHR. Cernit omnia Deus vindex. [Lat.] {“There is an avenging God who sees all.” }.

Mihi cura futuri. [Lat.] {“My care is for the future life.” (Motto of the Ir. Baron Ongley). }.

Cede Deo. [Lat.] {Virgil“Yield to God.” (Submit to the decrees of Providence). }

Sunt Jovis omnia plena. [Lat.] {Virgil—Ecologa. III. 60. “All things are full of Jove.” or “All things are full of, permeated by, the Deity.” (The hand of Providence is visible everywhere). }.

Non est bonum ludere cum Diis. [Lat.] {Proverb“It is not good to trifle with the gods.” (It is impossible to deceive an all wise Providence). }.

Di irati laneos pedes habent. [Lat.] {Macrobius—Satiræ. I. 8. 5. “The angered gods have feet of wool.” (The judgments of Providence overtake us silently, and when we least expect them. Though noiseless and unperceived, punishment certainly overtakes the sinner). }.

Animus sevocatus a contagione corporis, meminit præteritorum, præsentia cernit, futura prævidet. [Lat.] {Cicero—De Divinatione. I. 30. 63. “The mind, freeing itself from the influence of the body, recalls the past, examines the present, and forecasts the future.” }.

“That practical atheism, which, seeing no guidance for human affairs but its own limited foresight, endeavours itself to play the god, and decide what will be good for mankind and what bad.” {Herbert Spencer—Social Statistics. Ch. 31. Sec.8. (1850). }.

“Tie up your camel as best you can, and then trust it to Providence.” {Proverb—Arabic saying.}.

“Every drunken skipper trusts to Providence. But one of the ways of Providence with drunken skippers is to run them on the rocks.” {George Bernard Shaw—Heartbreak House. How War muzzles the Dramatic Poet. Act III. }.

“On a divine law divination rests.” {Samuel Taylor Coleridge—The Death of Wallenstein. Act I. 9.}.

“Run it up the flagpole and see who salutes.”

“God moderates all things, and disposeth of them at his pleasure.” {François Rabelais—Gargantua and Pantagruel. Bk. II. Ch. XI. (How the Lords of Kissbreech and Suckfist did plead before Pantagruel without an attorney). }.


Roget’s Thesaurus 1911. Compiled, edited and supplemented by Nicholas Shea. Dev version 1.7.9b Compiled on: 19 January 2022 at 05:16:38
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