[ uh-fawr-thawt, uh-fohr- ]
/ əˈfɔrˌθɔt, əˈfoʊr- /
thought of previously; premeditated (usually used predicatively): with malice aforethought.
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Words nearby aforethought
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Example sentences from the Web for aforethought
Yet invective singles him out for its one object, and so betrays the aforethought malice of its inspiration.The Life of Cesare Borgia|Raphael Sabatini
If a Frenchman is ever rude, he is rude with malice prepense and aforethought.
British Dictionary definitions for aforethought
/ (əˈfɔːˌθɔːt) /
(immediately postpositive) premeditated (esp in the phrase malice aforethought)
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