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look ahead

1. Literally, to look forward. Look ahead and see if you can see the exit sign.
2. To think about and perhaps try to anticipate what may happen in the future. When you're making a big decision, try to look ahead and think about what will happen after you make that choice. If we want to come up with a huge seller, we can't just look at the market now—we need to look ahead.
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look ahead

v.
1. To cast one's gaze forward: The passengers looked ahead toward the horizon to keep from getting seasick.
2. To think about the future: After months of work, we looked ahead to summer vacation.
See also: ahead, look
References in classic literature ?
I then placed myself in the bows of the sloop, and there spent the remainder of the day in looking ahead, interesting myself in what was in the distance rather than in things near by or behind.
Sometimes, during the traverse, looking ahead and anticipating the delightful lanai luncheons and dinners of Hawaii
They seem fast enough when you run," he replied; and then, looking ahead of them, he exclaimed: "Oh, what lovely trees
Well, it shows the value of looking ahead, and being ready for a thing when it happens.
The thin smoke had blown away, we were clear of the snag, and looking ahead I could see that in another hundred yards or so I would be free to sheer off, away from the bank; but my feet felt so very warm and wet that I had to look down.
He faintly sniffed the atmosphere of a certain sort of seaside town that be did not specially care about, and, looking ahead along the parade by the sea, he saw something that put the matter beyond a doubt.
The title of the piece is "Giniigaaniimenaaning," meaning "looking ahead" and within the deeper meaning of the Ojibway word is the idea that everyone is included and everyone is looking ahead for the ones "unborn.
PARIS, Rabi'I 5, 1435, Jan 6, 2014, SPA -- European shares steadied in early trade on Monday, with investors looking ahead to data on the region's services sector after comparable numbers from China pointed to a sharp slowdown in growth there.
Zaidi appreciated the functioning of Looking Ahead Forum and highlighted the objectives of the forum.
The UAE national team are looking ahead to the London Olympic games after they completed their spell at Swiss Alpine training camp on Monday.
He said: "This is my first fight coming back from a knockout defeat and I would be a fool to start looking ahead.
Looking ahead to 2007, we are predicting very strong growth in nonresidential construction activity and stabilization in residential construction activity.
There is one other intangible that could help Baldomir: Mayweather might be looking ahead to a possible fight with Oscar De La Hoya, who has said he will fight once more, but only against Mayweather.
Globalization and outsourcing are hot topics this election season because so many middle-class Americans, instead of having the luxury of looking ahead to a brighter future for the next generation, are worried about supping into a Lower economic segment themselves.
USA, recently released its 43rd Annual Capacity Survey that indicates paper and paperboard capacity in the United States fell in 2001 and 2002 This marks the first two-consecutive-year decline in total industry capacity, Looking ahead, the survey indicates that paper and paper board capacity will remain essentially unchanged in the next three years-declining by 0.