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  • n. Plural form of forethought.


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  • I think what Brandon's pointed out will definitely be in my forethoughts when I go to see this, but it doesn't by any means define for me whether or not I think Jackson made a "bad film".

    Brandon's Word: Despite Saoirse Ronan, Lovely Bones is a Failure «

  • Lots of people, some of them with malicious forethoughts.

    Ready, Set, Vote and Other Strategies

  • It was he that, pleasing himself in the forethoughts of his future incarnation, and as a prelude thereto, condescended at different times to appear in a human form, and speak unto the fathers.

    Act, Declaration, & Testimony for the Whole of our Covenanted Reformation, as Attained to, and Established in Britain and Ireland; Particularly Betwixt the Years 1638 and 1649, Inclusive

  • He would have seen purposes, designs and forethoughts at work, obstructing invention, obstructing enterprise, obstructing what he would infallibly have recognized as the next move of Creative

    Public Opinion

  • One felt that every life that had come to it had written itself on its walls, that the old house had broken out in a new place for it, full of new little joys everywhere, and jogs and bays and afterthoughts and forethoughts, old roofs and young ones chumming together, and old chimneys (three to start with and four new ones that came when they got ready).

    The Lost Art of Reading

  • Philosophy itself, mental and moral, has its preparation, its forethoughts, in the poetry that preceded it.

    Plato and Platonism

  • He hath hid from us the good that may happen to us; because the best things of this world are but shallow and empty, and if we could see them beforehand, we should prevent ourselves in the enjoyment of them, and eat out the sweetness which is in them by delightful forethoughts of them: and he hath concealed future evils from us, lest we should torment ourselves with the fearful expectation of them.

    The Works of Dr. John Tillotson, Late Archbishop of Canterbury. Vol. 06.

  • I have had myself but a little taste of the heavenly pleasures in the forethoughts of the blessed approaching day, and in the present persuasions of the love of God in Christ; but I have taken too deep a draught of earthily pleasures, so that you may see, if I be partial, it is on your side; and yet I must profess, from that little experience, that there is no comparison. —

    A Call to the Unconverted to Turn and Live

  • The forethoughts of affliction would make us sober and moderate in the use of lawful delight; it would cure a surfeit.

    The Ten Commandments

  • I am even confounded to think what a difference there is between my sickbed apprehensions, and my pulpit apprehensions, of the life to come; that ever that can seem so light a matter to me now, which seemed so great and astonishing a matter then, and I know will do so again when death looks me in the face, when yet I daily know and think of that approaching hour; and yet these forethoughts will not recover such working apprehensions!

    The Reformed Pastor


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