As a verb foresee
is to anticipate; to predict.
As a noun hindsight is
realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred.
To anticipate; to predict.
* 1838 , Charles Dickens, The Lamplighter
* Bible, Proverbs xxii. 3
- "I foresee in this," he says, "the breaking up of our profession."
(obsolete) To provide.
* Francis Bacon
- A prudent man foreseeth the evil.
- Great shoals of people, which go on to populate, without foreseeing means of life.
Realisation or understanding of the significance and nature of events after they have occurred
The rear sight of a firearm
- When you read "
Seven Little Rabbits" at age 6 and read it again 15 years later, the hindsight you've developed in the time between will make you look at and think of the book much differently than you did the first time!
* twenty-twenty hindsight