Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: adjective

Being still in the future; expected.

Part of speech: adjective

Looking to the future.

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Usage examples "prospective":

  1. A thousand possibilities of evil presented themselves to her mind and robbed the outing of prospective enjoyment; consequently the next night when it came to the point of starting, she was full of regrets for her weakness in having consented to go. - "Banked Fires", E. W. (Ethel Winifred) Savi.
  2. The madame still insisted that if the supposed prospective customer really wanted young and pretty girls she could get them: " but," she added, " these girls come high, five and ten dollars." - "Commercialized Prostitution in New York City", George Jackson Kneeland.
  3. The prospective brides remained a quiet brown, for reasons the fawns were soon to learn. - "The Adventures of Fleetfoot and Her Fawns", Allen Chaffee.