aforethought

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj aforethought planned in advance "with malice aforethought"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Aforethought Premeditated; prepense; previously in mind; designed; as, malice aforethought, which is required to constitute murder.
    • n Aforethought Premeditation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • aforethought Thought of beforehand; premeditated; prepense: used in law.
    • n aforethought Premeditation; forethought.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Aforethought a-fōr′thawt thought of or meditated before: premeditated.
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Usage

In literature:

I do not think he chose his subject or added the postscript out of malice aforethought.
"Anne Of Avonlea" by Lucy Maud Montgomery
This sailing with a "dry" boat was malice aforethought on my part.
"John Barleycorn" by Jack London
Because I knew you did it in cold blood and knowledge aforethought!
"The Conquest of Canaan" by Booth Tarkington
Papa doubts not, it was malice aforethought all of it.
"History of Friedrich II. of Prussia, Vol. X. (of XXI.) Frederick The Great--At Reinsberg--1736-1740" by Thomas Carlyle
All that is bad in his works is bad elaborately, and of malice aforethought.
"The Miscellaneous Writings and Speeches of Lord Macaulay, Vol. 2 (of 4)" by Thomas Babington Macaulay
He claims that Bud pitched him into that dishpan uh dough with malice aforethought.
"The Happy Family" by Bertha Muzzy Bower
Strange words for a priest, thought the Chevalier, who had spoken with irony aforethought.
"The Grey Cloak" by Harold MacGrath
Indeed, I have with malice aforethought ransacked his works to find them.
"The Last Harvest" by John Burroughs
But let it be recorded to the old town's credit, the evil was propagated without malice aforethought.
"Watch Yourself Go By" by Al. G. Field
This man of mystery and intrigue was, I felt, there in Madrid with some malice aforethought.
"The Stretton Street Affair" by William Le Queux
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In poetry:

The Jury pannel'd, box'd, and swore,
Were wiser than some were before--
Declar'd the thumps and tweaks he brought
Were not from "malice aforethought;"
A verdict gave for the defendant;
So they and I shall make an end on't.
"The True Lover's Knot" by William Hutton

In news:

Malice Aforethought TV 14, S, L Airing Sunday, September 3, 2006 on PBS (Check local listings.
Malice Aforethought TV 14, S, L Airing Sunday, September 3, 2006 on PBS (Check local listings.
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