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Related to aforehand: aforementioned


beforehand; in advance
(of people) prepared in advance; well provided for


(bɪˈfɔrˌhænd, -ˈfoʊr-)

adv., adj.
in advance; ahead of time; in anticipation.
References in classic literature ?
When the prosecution opened and the evidence was put short, aforehand, I noticed how heavy it all bore on me, and how light on him.
And he never would have let this yer come on me, if he could have seed it aforehand. I know he wouldn't."
An' he's been a-threatenin' to go away again," she went on, whimpering, "an' I'm fast sure he'll go some dawnin' afore I'm up, an' niver let me know aforehand, an' he'll niver come back again when once he's gone.