Definition of 'unforeseen'
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There is always something unforeseen that is bound to go awry. Going For It!: How to Succeed As an Entrepreneur (1986)Generally you are dealing with unforeseen circumstances that could give rise to a loss. Times, Sunday Times (2008)But life is always full of unforeseen circumstances. HABIT BUSTING: A 10-step plan that will change your life (2002)My boss at my new job bought two tickets to the theatre but due to unforeseen circumstances he can no longer go. Times, Sunday Times (2012)Most small businesses have cash savings to last only two weeks if unforeseen circumstances were to force them to cease trading temporarily. Times, Sunday Times (2014)There are delays, unforeseen problems occur and some things do not go according to plan. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The same can be true on Twitter where a presence can pay off in unforeseen ways. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Be aware of unforeseen costs. The Sun (2014)Another €100,000 went on unforeseen costs. Times, Sunday Times (2012)But there were unforeseen problems. Times, Sunday Times (2007)Some pastors incur significant debts due to uninsured illnesses or other unforeseen circumstances, or excessive consumer spending on multiple credit cards. Christianity Today (2000)They will require significant savings for the build, as well as an emergency fund for any unforeseen costs that may crop up. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You should have a contingency plan for unforeseen circumstances, so make sure you borrow enough when remortgaging to cover unexpected additional costs. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Trading Leather will only go to Epsom if something unforeseen happens to the other horse. Times, Sunday Times (2013)He said: 'It was something unforeseen. The Sun (2013)Such are the unforeseen problems of life after 737 games for Liverpool. Times, Sunday Times (2013)After all, if we found a way round it, something unforeseen would only go wrong. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Due to unforeseen technical problems, the Commons gravy train has been temporarily suspended. Times, Sunday Times (2009)The reception had to be cancelled'due to unforeseen circumstances '. Times, Sunday Times (2008)The problem is the unpredictability of mere humans - when pedestrians and cyclists do something unforeseen, for example. Times, Sunday Times (2015)In addition a back-up crew is ready at a moment's notice in case of illness or some other unforeseen circumstance. AT HOME WITH THE QUEEN: The Inside Story of the Royal Household (2002)As well as having enough money to cover the mortgage, you have to budget for unforeseen costs, such as boiler parts and roof repairs. Times, Sunday Times (2013)
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British English: unforeseen ADJECTIVE
If something that has happened was unforeseen, it was not expected to happen or known about beforehand.
Radiation may damage cells in a way that was previously unforeseen.
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