• WordNet 3.6
    • adj forethoughtful thoughtful of the future "careful forethoughtful planning"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Forethoughtful Having forethought.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forethoughtful Having forethought.
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  • Charles Buxton
    Charles Buxton
    “In life, as in chess, forethought wins.”


In literature:

I pretend not to the wisdom of experience and age; to the praise of forethought or subtlety.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
I admired her forethought, for only the night before I had lost a cake of soap, one garter, and most of my hairpins.
"I Married a Ranger" by Dama Margaret Smith
His forethought was great and pathetic.
"The Best Short Stories of 1921 and the Yearbook of the American Short Story" by Various
Annie brought a receipt from Natchez for making candles of rosin and wax, and with great forethought brought also the wick and rosin.
"Famous Adventures And Prison Escapes of the Civil War" by Various
He had had the forethought to turn the muzzle downward, since Betty was above him.
"Daughter of the Sun" by Jackson Gregory
It would be rash to say that his forethought had much to do with our success, but it eased his mind, at all events.
"The North Pole" by Robert E. Peary
By Hugh's unsmiling forethought Madame Hayle, Ramsey, and the Gilmores breakfasted in the pilot-house.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
The present moment is ever the critical time; the future is merely for intelligent forethought.
"The Triumphs of Eugène Valmont" by Robert Barr
The king came every day to view the preparations, and praised the skill and forethought of Slyboots.
"The Hero of Esthonia and Other Studies in the Romantic Literature of That Country" by William Forsell Kirby
Joseph could have got it, too, if he'd had a little forethought.
"My Friend the Chauffeur" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson

In poetry:

How truly fortified is he!
Where is the beast his double
In forethought of emergency
And readiness for trouble?
"Parable For A Certain Virgin" by Dorothy Parker
"His good was mainly an intent,
His evil not of forethought done;
The work he wrought was rarely meant
Or finished as begun.
"My Namesake" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Known to each other with strange love,
But with sighs for the king's vain sorrow
And for the queen's vain loneliness
And vain forethought of the morrow.
"Our Story " by Thomas MacDonagh
All that man in pride of spirit slights or prizes,
All the dreams that make him fearful, fain, or fond,
Fade at forethought's touch of life's unknown surprises
Far beyond.
"Plus Ultra" by Algernon Charles Swinburne
Our cry for cradled Peace, while men are still
The three-parts brute which smothers the divine,
Heaven answers: Guard it with forethoughtful will,
Or buy it; all your gains from War resign.
"Il Y A Cent Ans" by George Meredith
My heart was singing like a happy bird,
Glad of the present, and from forethought free,
Save for one note amid its music heard:
God grant, whatever end of this may be,
That when the tale is told, the final word
May be of peace and benison to thee.
"The First Meeting" by Robert Fuller Murray

In news:

It involves strategy, forethought, and a certain degree of risk-taking.
Designing and Constructing a Truly Useful Control Room Requires a Lot More Forethought and Planning.
One of the smartest purchases Microsoft ever made came very early on when it bought Forethought for $14 million.
Van Buren, UAFS Buildings Show Area's Forethought .
Forethought Life Insurance Co. Officials announced that for the third consecutive year it has been named as one of the nation's top 50 highest-performing life-health insurance companies in the prestigious 2012 Ward's 50 ranking.
What happens when a neighborhood grows without planning forethought .
One hallmark of Homo erectus, a forerunner of modern humans, was his stone tools, an advanced technology reflecting a good deal of forethought and dexterity.
One hallmark of Homo erectus , a forerunner of modern humans, was his stone tools, an advanced technology reflecting a good deal of forethought and dexterity.
I am disappointed and disgruntled by Andre Karl's lack of forethought in his decision to close ADK KinderPals in Lake Placid.
Equipping your dorm room With a little forethought, you can have all the comforts of home.
You take a life with malice of forethought, you forfeit your own.
Installing a rural-type mailbox and post requires a little forethought and just about enough elbow grease to dig a 3-foot hole.
Even though it is often a surprise and a gift, picking the right car requires some forethought.
We shopped rarely and with forethought and together.
If Collins used a little forethought, maybe he would still be around.