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[fawr-thawt-fuh l, fohr-] /fɔrˈθɔt fəl, foʊr-/
full of or having forethought; provident.
Origin of forethoughtful
First recorded in 1800-10; forethought + -ful
Related forms
forethoughtfully, adverb
forethoughtfulness, noun Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Evidently some forethoughtful man had prepared his cave early.

    The Rock of Chickamauga Joseph A. Altsheler
  • She is rich, she may be prudent, she may be a forethoughtful person.

  • There was no well in the store as in the forethoughtful Mr. Hanrahans saloon.

    The Sunset Trail Alfred Henry Lewis
  • She left the jewel-case when on her journey through London for safety; she is a particularly careful person, forethoughtful.

  • Party against party, neither of them had a forethoughtful head for the land at large.

  • They tumbled and jostled down the companionways 22 only to find the wise and forethoughtful had prempted every chair.

    Gold Stewart White
  • They were led into systematic and forethoughtful courses, and thus found a training which they could in no other way have secured.

    Domesticated Animals Nathaniel Southgate Shaler
  • And the call includes all who have experienced the blessings of forethoughtful care and parental love.

    That Last Waif Horace Fletcher
  • The forethoughtful and weather-wise had run them round to the Creux and carried them through the tunnel into the roadway behind.

  • Be thoughtful; be forethoughtful; be forethoughtful without being fearthoughtful.

    Fletcherism Horace Fletcher

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