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Definition of Beforehand

Beforehand

  1. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.
  2. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
  3. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.

Beforehand Quotations

Life, liberty, and property do not exist because men have made laws. On the contrary, it was the fact that life, liberty, and property existed beforehand that caused men to make laws in the first place.
Frederic Bastiat

No one knew what Rodney King had done beforehand to be stopped. No one realized that he was a parolee and that he was violating his parole. No one knew any of those things. All they saw was this grainy film and police officers hitting him over the head.
Daryl Gates

I always avoid prophesying beforehand, because it is a much better policy to prophesy after the event has already taken place.
Winston Churchill

The general who wins the battle makes many calculations in his temple before the battle is fought. The general who loses makes but few calculations beforehand.
Sun Tzu

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.
William James
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Beforehand Translations

beforehand in German is zuvor
beforehand in Spanish is de antemano
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