judge beforehand

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One could judge beforehand that the cachalots would be victorious, not only because they were better built for attack than their inoffensive adversaries, but also because they could remain longer under water without coming to the surface.
Lemann evades the question of how employers are to judge beforehand how well employees will do in a position without the cultural markers of credentials.
Gareth Hale will be the form-book guru and paddock judge beforehand, with Norman Pace taking over from regular commentator Jim (J A) McGrath to call the horses in the race being screened live at 1.

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