forethought forethought  /ˈfɔr ˌθɔt/


  1. (n) planning or plotting in advance of acting
  2. (n) judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger


  1. He had the forethought to rent a Santa Fe Super Chief to carry his guests free to Texas and back.
  2. In order to spit, for instance, they both must take water into their mouths before they leap into the air -- a trick that takes some forethought.
  3. And I was fortunate enough that my husband had the forethought to tape Bill Moyers interview with Reverend Wright on PBS last Sunday at 11.


  1. Titans of togetherness at Berea and Midpark high schools: editorial

    Berea and Midpark high schools will merge going into this coming school year. Thanks to the wise forethought of administrators, coaches and student athletes, the sports teams merged a while ago, The Plain Dealer editorial board writes.
    on June 20, 2013     Source: The Sun Press

  2. Divorce-Proofing Real Estate Assets

    It requires some forethought.
    on June 14, 2013     Source: via Yahoo! Finance


  1. In an interview with Neil Cavuto of Fox News, Kevorkian said of Murray: "I don't think he was malicious. Murder is defined by forethought. ...... Did the doctor have forethought? I doubt it."
    on Sep 4, 2009 By: Jack Kevorkian Source: Detroit Free Press

  2. "One day organ donation will no longer be an afterthought, but a forethought," Codey said.
    on Dec 20, 2007 By: Richard J Codey Source: Newsday

  3. "Time has passed it by as a functional facility," Scioscia said. "It's been obsolete for a long time. You got your work done, but it was much tougher. The newer complexes are designed with a little more forethought."
    on Mar 17, 2008 By: Mike Scioscia Source:

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