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Definition of Premeditation


  1. The act of meditating or contriving beforehand; previous deliberation; forethought.

Premeditation Quotations

Let us speak, though we show all our faults and weaknesses, - for it is a sign of strength to be weak, to know it, and out with it - not in a set way and ostentatiously, though, but incidentally and without premeditation.
Herman Melville

Speaking for myself, art differs from writing in that I never know what I'm going to paint until I paint it, so it's almost like automatic writing. A writer, on the other hand, can't help but know what he's going to write, because the activity demands a degree of premeditation.
William S. Burroughs

If we bestow but a very little attention to the economy of the animal creation, we shall find manifest examples of premeditation, perseverance, resolution, and consumate artifice, in order to effect their purpose.
William Bartram

My understanding of first-degree murder is that premeditation needs to be proven.
Henry Rollins

Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.
Georg C. Lichtenberg
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Premeditation Translations

premeditation in German is Vorsatz, Vorbedacht
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