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fore·arm 1

tr.v. fore·armed, fore·arm·ing, fore·arms
To arm or prepare in advance of a conflict.

fore·arm 2

1. The part of the arm between the wrist and the elbow.
2. The corresponding part of the foreleg in certain quadrupeds, such as a horse.
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[fɔːrˈɑːrmd] adj
forewarned is forearmed → un homme averti en vaut deux
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References in classic literature ?
"Forewarned is forearmed. Tell me if you will--it is for your own protection.
Bounderby, 'if she takes it in the fainting way, I'll have the skin off her nose, at all events!' But, in spite of being thus forearmed, he entered his own house with anything but a courageous air; and appeared before the object of his misgivings, like a dog who was conscious of coming direct from the pantry.