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Definition of 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

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

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.
Rick Ross

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

I think I've always been fine on stage - though I get nervous beforehand. But once I'm on stage, all of that goes out of the window.
Rita Ora
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Beforehand Translations

beforehand in German is zuvor
beforehand in Spanish is de antemano
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