thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
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How to use forethought in a sentence
In the hybrid workplace, though, holding a productive, even enjoyable meeting is going to require more forethought and mindfulness to avoid massive frustration.
Starting a software company 7,900 miles southwest of Silicon Valley requires some forethought and not a small amount of crazy.To sell or not to sell: Lessons from a bootstrapped CEO | Ram Iyer | April 22, 2021 | TechCrunch
Protecting your little dog in the winter will require a bit of extra fabric and forethought, especially in snowy environments, below-freezing climates, or on windy days.
Clearly, gender creative parenting involves work, vigilance, and forethought, and while it’s not for everyone, it’s a compelling enough idea to stick in your mind like glue.
A forethought and an afterthought frame the four chapters with reflections on the way Smith came to the work, the way the project affected him and what he allows himself to hope for at its conclusion.Delusions, justice, accountability and freedom in America | Paul Taylor | December 18, 2020 | Washington Post
With a lot of forethought, he wields an 8-pound maul through timber.
Their way of mourning, according to the pastor, involved research, meditation, and forethought.Parties Avoid Talk of Trayvon Martin Death in Shadow of Tampa | Matthew DeLuca | August 31, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
We ought to guard that evidence of American exceptionalism with great care and forethought.As Income Inequality Widens, Rich Presidential Candidates Dominate | John Avlon | July 13, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
The difference, Folmar says, is that his mother had the forethought to get him into job-training programs at a young age.
At least this time there was forethought on how the two firms could be restructured.
Their works are not a momentary inspiration; they are the result of forethought, long and painstaking.English: Composition and Literature | W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
Our commander had the forethought to see that we lay well out of range of the small-arms of the period.The Collected Works of Ambrose Bierce | Ambrose Bierce
The question was set at rest by his forethought, disclosed by the arrival of some large packages addressed to her.Tess of the d'Urbervilles | Thomas Hardy
See the rivers, how they run,Changeless toward the changeless sea;All around is forethought sure,Fixed will and stern decree.The Saint's Tragedy | Charles Kingsley
With forethought and summoned patience they can endure great agonies; but a sudden pang, unexpected, overwhelms them.Orley Farm | Anthony Trollope
British Dictionary definitions for forethought
advance consideration or deliberation
thoughtful anticipation of future events
- forethoughtful, adjective
- forethoughtfully, adverb
- forethoughtfulness, noun
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