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  • adjective Previously arranged; agreed upon beforehand.

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  • adjective Agreed upon in advance.

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  • adjective previously arranged or agreed on


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Combination of pre- and concerted.


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  • He said that if I assented to this arrangement, he would require all of his people except the objectionable man to run to the right of his line at a preconcerted signal.

    She Makes Her Mouth Small & Round & Other Stories 2010

  • It was preconcerted that as soon as they were seated they were to throw aside their veils and strike home.

    Hellenica 2007

  • The other lady, too, as well as her husband, the short gentleman with the tall hat, were plainly on guard, according to a preconcerted plan; and the wretched man was so secured by Mrs MacStinger, that any effort at self – preservation by flight was rendered futile.

    Dombey and Son 2007

  • As soon as the breakfast things were taken away, and the children had been carried up-stairs, Mr. Chadwick began in an evidently preconcerted manner to inquire if his nephew was certain that all his servants were honest; for, that Mrs. Chadwick had that morning missed a very valuable brooch, which she had worn the day before.

    A House to Let 2007

  • He showed the letter to the Ephors, who were now more inclined to believe, but still they wanted to hear something from Pausanias 'own mouth, and so, according to a plan preconcerted with them, the man went to Taenarus as a suppliant and there put up a hut divided by a partition.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 2007

  • Are its movements identical with those of the body, or only preconcerted and coincident with them, or is one simply an aspect of the other?

    Theaetetus 2007

  • Why is Mrs. Bardell so earnestly entreated not to agitate herself about this warming – pan, unless (as is no doubt the case) it is a mere cover for hidden fire — a mere substitute for some endearing word or promise, agreeably to a preconcerted system of correspondence, artfully contrived by Pickwick with a view to his contemplated desertion, and which I am not in a condition to explain?

    The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club 2007

  • One other circumstance is worthy of remark; and that is, that from the moment of their first outbreak at Westminster, every symptom of order or preconcerted arrangement among them vanished.

    Barnaby Rudge 2007

  • The waggon had just arrived at the gates, which were opened for the boat to enter, when the Athenians, with whom the whole affair had been preconcerted, seeing this movement, rushed out of the ambuscade, wanting to get in before the gates were shut again and while the waggon was still in them, and prevented them from being closed.

    The History of the Peloponnesian War Thucydides 2007

  • At the preconcerted signal the troops on the other side of the Montmorenci avanced across the river in perfect order.

    The Virginians 2006


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