[ UK /ɐfˈɔːθɔːt/ ]
[ US /əˈfɔɹˌθɑt/ ]
  1. with planning and intention
    with malice aforethought
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How To Use aforethought In A Sentence

  • THAT the author of the said work applied himself to his task in malice prepense and with wickedness aforethought; a fact which, your Dedicator contends, is sufficiently demonstrated, by his assuming the name of Quiz, which, your Dedicator submits, denotes a foregone conclusion, and implies an intention of quizzing. Sketches by Boz
  • Just so everyone is clear, this individual, who writes under the psuedonym of "rectifier", is advocating the premediated, cold-blooded murder of American citizens, with malice aforethought, after first laying in wait for those citizens, and enticing them into a trap. Walls of the city
  • Compare to — John (a Hitler worshipping skin head) premeditates, with malice aforethought, to kill Mark (a Jewish man), because he hates Jews. Waldo Jaquith - Point/counterpoint on hate-crime legislation.
  • We were able to take notes during this trial, and every single one of us, we just kind of bantered back and forth as far as this doctor said this, and that doctor said that, and slowly but surely, it came down to criminal intent and malice aforethought. CNN Transcript Feb 16, 2005
  • They sit somewhere, with malice aforethought, and coldly and calculatedly take someone's character apart.
  • Gao Shengning concludes at this point, this is competitor plan, those who be aimed at health master the organization has aforethought crisis event.
  • It should be noted, however, that malice aforethought is a technical term whose meaning implies neither ill-will nor premeditation.
  • Although a lot of liberal pundits jumped on my speech at Orlando and said it showed I was a rhetorical hip-shooter who was recklessly and unconsciously provoking the Soviets into war, I made the “Evil Empire” speech and others like it with malice aforethought; I wanted to remind the Soviets we knew what they were up to. An American Life
  • I've never fancied chop suey, not since someone told me with malice aforethought that it's Chinese for `mixed bits '. KICK BACK
  • with malice aforethought
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