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preconcerted

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj preconcerted previously arranged or agreed on "following preconcerted plans"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Preconcerted Previously arranged; agreed upon beforehand.
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Usage

In literature:

This, as if a preconcerted plan, was the signal for a tremendous fire on all sides, which absolutely surprised us.
"Indiscreet Letters From Peking"
This was done in the presence of the two ladies, and, no doubt, had been preconcerted.
"Phineas Finn" by Anthony Trollope
I preconcerted the address which I should use.
"Arthur Mervyn" by Charles Brockden Brown
And they all three sat down simultaneously as if by a preconcerted signal.
"Prisoners" by Mary Cholmondeley
The operations on the Rhine were preconcerted between king William and the prince of Baden, who had visited London in the winter.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.II. From William and Mary to George II." by Tobias Smollett
CERT: con'cert (n.); concert' (v.); disconcert'; preconcert'.
"New Word-Analysis" by William Swinton
The end of it was that a shot was fired as a preconcerted signal for the Eskimos to advance.
"The Walrus Hunters" by R.M. Ballantyne
At that moment, while they were clustering thick as bees round the base of the building, Leif gave a preconcerted signal.
"The Norsemen in the West" by R.M. Ballantyne
As Louis Blanc ceased speaking, M. Flocon entered the salon, and, as if by some preconcerted arrangement, at once sought his political friends.
"Edmond Dantès" by Edmund Flagg
Giving a preconcerted signal, he caused both men to fall down side by side as if exhausted but not conquered.
"The Fugitives" by R.M. Ballantyne
And she gave the preconcerted signal to the band.
"Rookwood" by William Harrison Ainsworth
It seemed almost like preconcerted reflection on her biscuits and her ham.
"Emmy Lou" by George Madden Martin
The whole thing was without preconcertment or warning.
"From Sail to Steam, Recollections of Naval Life" by Captain A. T. Mahan
I have a sort of idea that my sneeze upset the entire preconcerted arrangements for a review.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Volume 93, August 13, 1887" by Various
I gave a preconcerted signal to a waiter, who hurried up to tell me I was wanted on the telephone.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 147, August 5th, 1914" by Various
But this is the case when the man dashes boldly at his purpose without preconcerted arrangements.
"The Vicar of Bullhampton" by Anthony Trollope
Our being here together is a preconcerted plan.
"Iolanthe's Wedding" by Hermann Sudermann
And then, without turning, he gave Valdez the preconcerted signal.
"Vestigia" by George Fleming
But, at the preconcerted signal, the two men climbed through the window and disappeared from view.
"813" by Maurice Leblanc
When, at a preconcerted signal, our men dashed from the thicket, the entire caravan fell into confusion.
"Told by the Death's Head" by Mór Jókai
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In poetry:

"She makes me fire a gun," said BAGG;
"And, at a preconcerted word,
Climb up a ladder with a flag,
Like any street performing bird.
"Baines Carew, Gentleman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
Throughout Australian History no tongue or pen can tell
Of such preconcerted treachery — there is no parallel —
As the tragic deed of Morgan's death; without warning he was shot,
On Peechelba Station it will never be forgot.
"The Death of Morgan" by Anonymous Oceania

In news:

Rusty Hamlin, an Atlanta chef, cooks for fans of the Zac Brown Band at preconcert eat-and-greets.
Enjoy an evening of elegance with a preconcert dinner at Howard Johnson's followed by the concert at 8pm.
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