beforehand

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[beĀ·foreĀ·hand]

Ahead of time; in anticipation

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In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

Adverb
ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"


adv.
In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

adv.
By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.

a.
In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.


Beforehand

Be*fore"hand` , adv. [Before + hand.] 1. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.
Agricola . . . resolves to be beforehand with the danger.
The last cited author has been beforehand with me.
2. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
They may be taught beforehand the skill of speaking.

Beforehand

Be*fore"hand`, a. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.
Rich and much beforehand.

In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.

In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

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Usage Examples

The best method for preventing destructive cult involvement is preventative education. If students and the public at large are more aware of destructive groups beforehand they may better understand and resist their recruitment efforts.

Bottom up thinkers try to start from experience and move from experience to understanding. They don't start with certain general principles they think beforehand are likely to be true they just hope to find out what reality is like.

It is only by risking our persons from one hour to another that we live at all. And often enough our faith beforehand in an uncertified result is the only thing that makes the result come true.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

I cannot give a single concert at which I do not play one piece after the other in an agony of terror because my memory threatens to fail me. This fear torments me for days beforehand.

Freedom granted only when it is known beforehand that its effects will be beneficial is not freedom.

Even if you're improvising, the fact that beforehand you know certain things will work helps you make those improvisations successful. It really helps to have a certain amount of knowledge about musical structure.

If you're going to kill someone there isn't much reason to get all worked up about it and angry - you just pull the trigger. Angry discussions beforehand are a waste of time. We need to smile at Novell while we pull the trigger.

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