1 adj If a future event is foreseeable, you know that it will happen or that it can happen, because it is a natural or obvious consequence of something else that you know.
It seems to me that this crime was foreseeable and this death preventable...
2 If you say that something will happen for the foreseeable future, you think that it will continue to happen for a long time.
for the foreseeable future phrase usu PHR after v, PHR with cl
Profit and dividend growth looks like being above average for the foreseeable future.
3 If you say that something will happen in the foreseeable future you mean that you think it will happen fairly soon.
in the foreseeable future phrase usu PHR after v, PHR with cl
So, might they finally have free elections in the foreseeable future?
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