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Aforehand. adv. [from afore and hand.].

  1. By a previous provision.

    Many of the particular subjects of discourse are occasional, and such as cannot aforehand be reduced to any certain account. Government of the Tongue.

  2. Provided; prepared; previously fitted.

    For it will be said, that in the former times, whereof we have spoken, Spain was not so mighty, as now it is; and England, on the other side, was more aforehand in all matters of power. Bacon's Considerations on War with Spain.

Sources: Allestree, Richard (89) · Bacon, Francis (396)

Attributes: Adverb (147)

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