beforehand

[ bih-fawr-hand, -fohr- ]SEE DEFINITION OF beforehand
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But beforehand, I can tell you what he and what his sisters will say, when they are sounded.

You don't give me time, and you are so eager that it is difficult to be beforehand with you on the subject.

The remoulade sauce will be much better if made some hours beforehand.

The beds chosen for them are those that have been planted with Tulips the autumn beforehand.

I told you beforehand that you would be swayed by the Coadjutor.

Neither of the men had thought, beforehand, of this time of waiting.

Christine had wished to be beforehand in celebrating the success of his painting.

That year they talked about her saint's day a good month beforehand.

These were regarded as days of great revelry which were spoken of a month beforehand.

Wilson had said that he intended to be beforehand, for the warrant was a sure preventive.

WORD ORIGIN

also before-hand, early 13c., from before + hand, which here is of uncertain signification, unless the original notion is payment in advance or something done before another's hand does it. Hyphenated from 18c., one word from 19c.

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