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prospecto , āvi, ātum, 1, v. freq. a. prospicio,
I.to look forth upon, look out; to look at, view, behold, see afar off, gaze upon: “mare,Cic. Att. 9, 10, 2.
B. Transf.
1. To look around or about: “prospectare, ne uspiam insidiae sient,Plaut. Mil. 3, 1, 2.—
2. Of localities, to look towards, to lie or be situate towards any quarter (poet. and in post-Aug. prose): “villa, quae monte summo posita Prospectat Siculum,Phaedr. 2, 5, 10: “villa, quae subjectos sinus editissima prospectat,Tac. A. 14, 9: “septentrionem,id. H. 5, 6: “locus late prospectans,furnishing a wide prospect, id. ib. 3, 60: “thermae prospicientes viam sacram,Sen. Contr. 4 (9), 27, 18: “hos (campos) ad occasum conversa prospectat,Curt. 6, 4, 17; Tib. 1, 7, 19; Sil. 3, 418.—
II. Trop.
A. To look forward to, to expect a thing; to hope, look out for, await (class.): “exsilium,Cic. Verr. 2, 5, 17, § 44: “diem de die prospectans, ecquod auxilium ab dictatore appareret,Liv. 5, 48.—
B. To await, impend over, threaten one: “te quoque fata Prospectant paria,Verg. A. 10, 741.—
C. To foresee (post-class.): “prospectandi cognitio,App. Dogm. Plat. 2, p. 24, 35.
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