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  • n  planning or plotting in advance of acting
  • n  judiciousness in avoiding harm or danger

  • 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.
  • The prefrontal cortex, which controls planning, organization, abstraction and forethought, is the same region that allows us to concentrate, and it starts to diminish in size well .
  • He had the forethought to rent a Santa Fe Super Chief to carry his guests free to Texas and back.

  • Jack Kevorkian in Detroit Free Press
    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."
  • Richard J Codey in Newsday
    One day organ donation will no longer be an afterthought, but a forethought,Codey said.
  • Mike Scioscia in
    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."

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