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[fawr-thawt, fohr-] /ˈfɔrˌθɔt, ˈfoʊr-/

thoughtful provision beforehand; provident care; prudence.
a thinking of something beforehand; previous consideration; anticipation.
advance consideration or deliberation
thoughtful anticipation of future events

c.1300, from fore- + thought. Old English had foreðencan “to premeditate, consider.”


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