• WordNet 3.6
    • v forewarn warn in advance or beforehand; give an early warning "I forewarned him of the trouble that would arise if he showed up at his ex-wife's house"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • v. t Forewarn To warn beforehand; to give previous warning, admonition, information, or notice to; to caution in advance. "We were forewarned of your coming."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • forewarn To warn, admonish, or advise beforehand; give previous notice to.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Forewarn fōr-wawrn′ to warn beforehand: to give previous notice
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Forewarned is forearmed - If you have been warned about something to happen, you will be at an advantage.


In literature:

He forewarned me that I should be disappointed in my expectations, and reap nothing but vexation and disappointment.
"Travels and Adventures of Monsieur Violet" by Captain Marryat
I forewarn all Persons in Town or Country from trusting said Trial of Vengeance.
"The Olden Time Series, Vol. 4: Quaint and Curious Advertisements" by Henry M. Brooks
Forewarning, better than Chiding.
"A Treatise on Domestic Economy" by Catherine Esther Beecher
Forewarned is forearmed; I brought my own grub.
"Mary Louise in the Country" by L. Frank Baum (AKA Edith Van Dyne)
One night we were startled to hear the dogs howling down in the pasture-lot, always to the Southern heart a forewarning of death.
"Masterpieces of Negro Eloquence" by Various
We're forewarned by it and on our guard.
"The Straw" by Eugene O'Neill
I only forewarn you of what must happen.
"The Doctor of Pimlico" by William Le Queux
The monks, forewarned of their danger, had taken the precaution to fortify themselves.
"The Rise of the Hugenots, Vol. 1 (of 2)" by Henry Martyn Baird
The proprietor, or any other Arab, has a right to punish with death whoever he finds transgressing; I have forewarned you.
"Perils and Captivity" by Charlotte-Adélaïde [née Picard] Dard
Therefore he might be a thief again, and in any case probably needed to be forewarned of a number of things.
"The Camp Fire Girls in the Outside World" by Margaret Vandercook

In poetry:

No paling of the cheek of bloom
Forewarned us of decay;
No shadow from the Silent Land
Fell round our sister's way.
"Gone" by John Greenleaf Whittier
When from thy cheerful eyes a ray
Hath struck a bliss upon the day,
A bliss that would not go away,
A sweet forewarning?
"Hester" by Charles Lamb
As if, in passion's heated war,
Or near temptation's charm,
Through him the low-voiced monitor
Forewarned me of the harm.
"William Forster" by John Greenleaf Whittier
O stream of life, whose swifter flow
Is of the end forewarning,
Methinks thy sundown afterglow
Seems less of night than morning!
"St. Martin's Summer" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Welcome to waiting ears its harsh forewarning
Of light and warmth to come,
The longed-for joy of Nature's Easter morning,
The earth arisen in bloom.
"The Wind Of March" by John Greenleaf Whittier
Thy pain is but a messenger of love
Which Christ himself in kindness deign'd to send,
That He thy patience and thy faith might prove,
And to forewarn thee of thy latter end.
"A Letter From Sir Lewis Mansel Of Margam, In Glamorganshire, As 'Tis Suppos'd, To The Vicar Prichard" by Rees Prichard

In news:

PULLMAN — If you've made a New Year's resolution to eat right and trim down, be forewarned that medical science shows your brain has it in for you and will actively promote your failure on two different fronts.
I'm reviewing An American Affair only because it's opening, and America must be forewarned.
Researchers phoned up the twins and asked each about their fainting history, whether they had particular triggers or forewarning symptoms, and if any other family members also fainted .
Fraud forewarning underwritten by sheriff's office grant.
Let City Council be forewarned.
And before you say, "Well, that's me," be forewarned the state requires a physician's signature to issue a disability license plate or placard.
But, be forewarned, prices of these cars are climbing, for whatever reason, most likely that Firebirds have not been built since 2002, or that GTO prices are ridiculous and clones are becoming more prevalent.
I was forewarned, and chose not to take heed.
The northern front: A forewarning of changes worldwide.
And be forewarned, hipster habitués ofTeddy's RoomandKu De Ta.
You are hereby forewarned that this tune is quite catchy and easy to remember.
Forewarn roaming revelers with these creepy Halloween party decorations.
Forewarn roaming revelers with these creepy party decorations.
His rhyme 4 minutes in is just plain phenom THERE IS CURSING in this song so be forewarned.

In science:

We suppose that resets are set off with no forewarning and independently of the value of the underlying CTRW.
Monotonous continuous-time random walks with drift and stochastic reset events
Forewarned of this, the reader should not be too confused by the use of the two different nomenclatures.
The physics of space and time II: A reassessment of Einstein's 1905 special relativity paper