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 Meanings and Examples of BEFOREHAND
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beforehand
 ad.  in state of anticipation; in advance; by way of preparation
Classic Sentence: (53 in 4 pages)
1  My sister looked at Pumblechook: who smoothed the elbows of his wooden arm-chair, and nodded at her and at the fire, as if he had known all about it beforehand.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XIII
2  I saw in this, a reason for her being beforehand assigned to me.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter XXXVIII
3  The time when one would be due where we lay, wherever that might be, could be calculated pretty nearly, if we made inquiries beforehand.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LII
4  The late Compeyson having been beforehand with him in intelligence of his return, and being so determined to bring him to book, I do not think he could have been saved.
Great Expectations By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In Chapter LV
5  I said beforehand, certainly not.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 34. MY AUNT ASTONISHES ME
6  I had arranged the visit, beforehand, with Miss Lavinia; and Agnes was expected to tea.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 42. MISCHIEF
7  I know beforehand that nothing you, or anyone, can tell me, will show my husband's noble heart in any other light than one.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 45. MR. DICK FULFILS MY AUNT'S PREDICTIONS
8  So sensible of this, beforehand, that I had really felt ashamed of doing what I was nevertheless impelled to do, I went back to the inn.
David Copperfield By Charles Dickens
Get Context   In CHAPTER 55. TEMPEST
9  He had obviously prepared the sentence beforehand.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 2
10  Afterwards, on a day fixed beforehand, the expected offer was made to her parents, and accepted.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 1: Chapter 12
11  She knew beforehand that everything would go on in the old way, and far worse, indeed, than in the old way.
Anna Karenina(V1) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 3: Chapter 16
12  "That my wish coincides with your own," she finished quickly, exasperated at his talking so slowly while she knew beforehand all he would say.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 4: Chapter 20
13  But you must come a little beforehand, so as to be on the spot by the eighth.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 22
14  She sat in the window looking at Dolly, and going over in her own mind all the stores of intimate talk which had seemed so inexhaustible beforehand, and she found nothing.
Anna Karenina(V2) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 6: Chapter 23
15  Oh, I agree to everything Arseny thinks beforehand.
Anna Karenina(V3) By Leo Tolstoy
Get Context   In PART 7: Chapter 2
Example Sentence:
1  It is reasonable to assume that he knew beforehand that this would happen.
2  I have to say in her defence that she knew nothing about it beforehand.
3  The police need to be briefed beforehand on how to deal with this sort of situation.
4  Anybody here could buy these books beforehand if they want.
5  Well, blamed if the king didn't bill the house and the niggers and all the property for auction straight off -- sale two days after the funeral; but anybody could buy private beforehand if they wanted to.
6  The tradition of new year's resolutions helps us to focus in the days beforehand on how we are going to carry out our new behaviour, so we can plan and be less likely to forget.