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aforehand

[uh-fawr-hand, uh-fohr-]
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adverb Older Use.
  1. beforehand.
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Origin of aforehand

1400–50; late Middle English. See afore, hand
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Examples from the Web for aforehand

Historical Examples

  • She lives reputably, and is, as I find, aforehand in the world.

    Clarissa, Volume 3 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • If my folks had asked me aforehand I'd a-been named plain John.

    Galusha the Magnificent

    Joseph C. Lincoln

  • And he never would have let this yer come on me, if he could have seed it aforehand.

    Uncle Tom's Cabin

    Harriet Beecher Stowe

  • The apprehensions of women on such subjects are ever aforehand with speech.

    Clarissa, Volume 6 (of 9)

    Samuel Richardson

  • I came to tell you of it; but I considered it my religious duty to inwestigate your paternal feelings concerning me aforehand.