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see ahead

1. Literally, to look off or into some distance beyond or in front (of someone, something, or oneself). It's impossible to see ahead in this snow storm. You can't see ahead of these sharp turns on the road, so you'll need to take them very slowly. The rain was pouring down so torrentially that we could barely see in front of our own two feet.
2. To be able to predict or anticipate what will happen in the future. The CEO of the company saw ahead to the future of the industry, and she realized that they needed to drastically change their business model to stay alive. There is of course no way to see ahead in life, so spending your time worrying over every decision you make is futile.
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see ahead (of someone or something)

to be able to see into the distance in front of someone or something. The fog was so thick I couldn't see ahead of the car. I can't see ahead, so I will have to stop.
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Stumbling along Broad Street, arm in arm with my guide, I was so concentrated on the simple task of seeing ahead of me that I could barely notice the difference in the road markings or even the dimples on the edge of the road which indicate to come to a stop.
'So, one thing that we should be seeing ahead is an economy that compares comparatively with New York; an economy that actually takes that vantage position right now because we know that the next economic development in the whole global system is in Africa and Lagos is just positioned as a trigger because of its natural advantages, not necessarily because of our skill-sets; it's just positioned there and so the competencies and the skill-sets that will drawn in terms of governance and leadership is what should see Lagos as the third largest economy and then compare favourably with cities like Mumbai and everywhere that you go.
"But seeing ahead of what is coming one must not only look at the cost of the infrastructure.
It is also predicted seeing ahead to fiscal 2013 that the company revenuesis to be essentially stable compared to last year and to record a mid-single digit percentage reduction in EBITDA.
"It became clear that my boyhood home with its weathered dark beams, gunstock posts, and multilayered wall sheathing was a 250-year-old colonial post and beam home, and that its unique character was due to a process known as timber framing," wrote Freeman in a blog post entitled "Seeing Ahead While Looking Back."
The research - Seeing Ahead: A Study of Factors Affecting Blind and Visually Impaired Students going on to Higher Education - also reveals while the number of mainstream pupils going on to third level has soared, the amount of blind kids have remained the same.