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Definition concerned with or related to the future
  • prospective tax increases
  • Within weeks of returning to school, he met another prospective economics major, a girl named Lauren.
    Nicholas Sparks  --  The Best of Me
  • Tabulating the information I had collected about my prospective victims, I was able to concoct a suitable bait for each.
    Agatha Christie  --  And Then There Were None
  • I'm sorry, probably not the sort of thing you want to hear from your prospective lawyer, heh?
    Khaled Hosseini  --  The Kite Runner
  • The situation was much on Tom's mind as they entered the restaurant and he saw his prospective father-in-law for the first time.
    John Ringo  --  Live Free or Die
  • I have a right to speak, not only as Rebecca's cousin, but as her prospective husband, had she lived.
    Daphne du Maurier  --  Rebecca
  • I haven't seen a prospective talent so promising since we found Jane and Alec.
    Stephenie Meyer  --  New Moon
  • Probably one of Connor's mates or prospective lady friends, she thought.
    Nora Roberts  --  Dark Witch
  • I'd had a long day at the model home, stapling Welcome packets and listening to my mother give her sales spiel to six different prospective clients.
    Sarah Dessen  --  The Truth About Forever
  • The image Angel presented to the prospective female jurors was an even trickier issue.
    Scott Pratt  --  An Innocent Client
  • What will your prospective mates think when they hear of this?
    Christopher Paolini  --  Brisingr
  • To serve as a prospective slave.
    Alexs Pate  --  Amistad
  • I haven't the highest opinion of you as a prospective son-in-law, Floyd.
    Zane Grey  --  The Lone Star Ranger
  • I looked around the plane at the faces of my fellow prospective paratroopers.
    Wes Moore  --  The Other Wes Moore
  • This was the sort of look we got from prospective employers, except not pleased.
    Susanna Kaysen  --  Girl Interrupted
  • My prospective client hesitated, rubbing his fingers against his chin.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • Yes, as before I had prospectively assumed that Bartleby would depart, so now I might retrospectively assume that departed he was.
    Herman Melville  --  Bartleby, the Scrivener: a Story of Wall Street
  • Oker was impressed with this prospective tenant.
    Erik Larson  --  The Devil in the White City
  • What usually happens is that prospective citizens stay here a few days, getting the feel of the place.
    Arthur C. Clarke  --  Childhood's End
  • Vital for strong healthy teeth, a dwarf's most important attribute the first thing a prospective mate looked at.
    Eoin Colfer  --  Artemis Fowl

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