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Yet invective singles him out for its one object, and so betrays the aforethought malice of its inspiration.

If a Frenchman is ever rude, he is rude with malice prepense and aforethought.

WORD ORIGIN

1580s, from afore + past tense of think. Apparently an English loan-translation of Old French legalese word prepense (see prepense) in malice prepense "malice aforethought" (Coke).

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