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Definitions of beforehand

  1. ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; - often followed by with. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. In advance; before the time. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  5. Before the time: by way of preparation. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  6. Previously; in anticipation. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  7. In anticipation; by way of preparation; before the time. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. Sooner in time; previously; at first. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Forehanded. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.

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Usage examples for beforehand

  1. " I told you beforehand Mr Harley," replied the lady, " that I was no doubt very much prejudiced, and I believe I am; but I am at least frank and plain, and repeat, that after due consideration it does wear that aspect to me." – One Maid's Mischief by George Manville Fenn
  2. Rather a good idea, I thought, especially as he said he had friends in Rome; but we never heard of 'em beforehand and I should have let the whole thing strike me a bit sooner if I'd been Cazalet. – The Thousandth Woman by Ernest W. Hornung
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