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prearrange

[pree-uh-reynj] /ˌpri əˈreɪndʒ/
verb (used with object), prearranged, prearranging.
1.
to arrange in advance or beforehand.
Origin of prearrange
1805-1815
First recorded in 1805-15; pre- + arrange
Related forms
prearrangement, noun
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  • It was rather their prearrangement than their wills that moved them to action.

    In a Little Town Rupert Hughes
  • They had met by prearrangement on the street outside the Monaldeschi palace.

  • When he did, his gaze rested, as though by prearrangement, on her.

    The Range Boss Charles Alden Seltzer
  • There was no prearrangement or system about it and no “French” excitement.

    The Note-Book of an Attache Eric Fisher Wood
  • As if by prearrangement, Benny Smith came out of the building.

    Behind the Green Door Mildred A. Wirt
  • Moa had been near him; and as though by prearrangement with him she now accosted me.

    Brigands of the Moon Ray Cummings
  • At the instant she spoke the men moved as though by prearrangement.

    Square Deal Sanderson

    Charles Alden Seltzer
  • This meeting seemed to have been the result of prearrangement, so natural did the precise moment of stopping appear.

    Edith and John Franklin S. Farquhar
  • It was plain to the boy that the soldier of fortune was convinced that he and Pennington were there by prearrangement.

  • Yet she believed that this prearrangement of events was not so rigid as to exclude a certain amount of free will.

    Sacrifice

    Stephen French Whitman

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