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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

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

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 don't like going out on a date unless I know the broad a little bit beforehand. By the way, 'broad' to me is not a detrimental term for women; it's simply another word for female. Anyway, I don't really go out a whole lot, because there aren't many girls I like to take out and spend a whole evening with - at least not an evening in public.
Joe Namath

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

The painting develops before my eyes, unfolding its surprises as it progresses. It is this which gives me the sense of complete liberty, and for this reason I am incapable of forming a plan or making a sketch beforehand.
Yves Tanguy
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Beforehand Translations

beforehand in German is zuvor
beforehand in Spanish is de antemano