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forewarned is forearmed in Culture

Forewarned is forearmed

Those who know that something is coming are better prepared to face it than those who do not know.

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forewarned is forearmed

Knowledge in advance enables one to be prepared, as in Let me know when he's in town so I can take the phone off the hook—forewarned is forearmed. This expression originated as a Latin proverb, Praemonitus, praemunitus, which was translated into English by the early 1500s. It soon was put to broader use than its original military applications.

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