Based on probability or presumption
Three prospective buyers had looked at the house and at least one seemed interested.
If she openly admired him in front of her prospective employer, what would she do when she was alone with him?
a prospective prince consort of England.
I was delighted, for my mind was full of the prospective joys and of the wonderful stories I had heard about the sea.
Tower (ed.), Springfield, Present and Prospective (ibid., 1905); M.