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premeditate

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v premeditate think or reflect beforehand or in advance "I rarely premeditate, which is a mistake"
    • v premeditate consider, ponder, or plan (an action) beforehand "premeditated murder"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Premeditate Premeditated; deliberate.
    • v. t Premeditate To think on, and revolve in the mind, beforehand; to contrive and design previously; as, to premeditate robbery. "With words premeditated thus he said."
    • v. i Premeditate To think, consider, deliberate, or revolve in the mind, beforehand.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • premeditate To meditate beforehand; think about and contrive previously; precogitate.
    • premeditate To meditate beforehand; deliberate upon future action.
    • premeditate Contrived by previous thought; premeditated.
    • premeditate Using premeditation; disposed to premeditate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • v.t Premeditate prē-med′i-tāt to meditate upon beforehand: to design previously
    • v.i Premeditate to deliberate beforehand
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Quotations

  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
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    “Virtue by premeditation isn't worth much.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. praemeditatus, p. p. of praemeditari,; prae, before + meditari, to meditate. See Meditate

Usage

In literature:

The mood in which poetry is conceived is the same mood in which men burst forth without premeditation into song.
"Platform Monologues" by T. G. Tucker
It was a deliberate and premeditated infringement of the proprieties, and Calumet anticipated a storm of protest from Betty.
"The Boss of the Lazy Y" by Charles Alden Seltzer
Such a view was a premeditated apology to cover his cheat.
"The History of England in Three Volumes, Vol.I., Part D. From Elizabeth to James I." by David Hume
Only Omniscience can have seen premeditation.
"Bohemian Days" by Geo. Alfred Townsend
By no premeditation could the unpremeditated scene have been finer.
"Gideon's Band" by George W. Cable
You have done me a great injustice, and it seems to have been carefully premeditated.
"The Price" by Francis Lynde
And at last, very suddenly and without premeditation, she spoke.
"The Way of Ambition" by Robert Hichens
The sin of premeditated composition is that it is premeditated; the why and wherefore is of less consequence.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 13, No. 77, March, 1864" by Various
He had not only promised falsely, but had made such promises with a deliberate, premeditated falsehood.
"Can You Forgive Her?" by Anthony Trollope
This open violation of the treaty seemed a premeditated insult, and a demagogue urged the people to take summary vengeance.
"A Smaller History of Rome" by William Smith and Eugene Lawrence
How could the thing have been premeditated when he did n't even know your father?
"The Cross-Cut" by Courtney Ryley Cooper
Nothing on earth can convince the villagers that the shipwreck was an accident and not premeditated.
"My New Curate" by P.A. Sheehan
I pushed them very hard, and was led to say, without premeditation, 'What hinders you?
"Real Ghost Stories" by William T. Stead
It bore the stamp of deep premeditation and calculated skill.
"The Hand in the Dark" by Arthur J. Rees
The Ashanti rising was the result of long premeditation and preparation.
"Through Three Campaigns" by G. A. Henty
The murder, Max felt sure, had not been premeditated; but he did not believe that it was regretted.
"A Soldier of the Legion" by C. N. Williamson
What I did was perfectly impulsive, without thought or premeditation.
"The Monctons: A Novel, Volume I" by Susanna Moodie
Now, for the first time, he had proof that he was a willful and premeditated murderer.
"The Status Civilization" by Robert Sheckley
There was little of premeditated propriety in his words or conduct.
"Oswald Langdon" by Carson Jay Lee
I did all sorts of good, without selfishness or premeditation.
"The Autobiography of Madame Guyon" by Jeanne Marie Bouvier de La Motte Guyon
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In poetry:

'Come out beneath the unmastered sky,
With its emancipating spaces,
And learn to sing as well as I,
Without premeditated graces.
"The Nightingale In The Study" by James Russell Lowell

In news:

WASHINGTON – The White House says it doesn't have any indication that last week's deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was premeditated .
The White House says it doesn't have any indication that last week's deadly attack on the US consulate in Benghazi, Libya, was premeditated .
Two American soldiers charged with premeditated murder of 3 Iraqis.
Two American soldiers have been charged with premeditated murder for allegedly killing three Iraqis and then planting weapons on their bodies to portray them as combatants, the US military said Saturday.
Timothy Bozza has been found guilty of 1st degree premeditated murder in the death of his wife, Veronica Bozza.
Timothy Bozza has been found guilty of 1st degree premeditated murder in the death of his wife, Vero.
"What this began as was a spontaneous, not a premeditated response to what happened in Cairo," Susan Rice, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, said in an interview on ABC's "This Week With George Stephanopoulos.
"I try not to be too premeditated".
16 counts of premeditated murder in massacre of villagers in Afghanistan.
Prosecutors say actions indicate premeditation.
No reason to believe Libya attack was coordinated or premeditated.
A jury in Wichita deliberated for just 37 minutes before finding Scott Roeder guilty of premeditated, first-degree murder in the death of Dr George Tiller.
He argued in his closing statement that the prosecution had failed to prove – as is its burden – that Luebbers had premeditated the killings and acted deliberately, findings necessary for the murder in the first degree .
They have arrested 55-year-old John Douglas White of Mt Pleasant and charged him with open murder and first degree homicide - premeditated.
The Oslo District Court found Breivik guilty of terrorism and premeditated murder for the July 22, 2011 attacks.
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In science:

In the pure case, premeditated dimerization leads to a unique ground state.
Random Bonds and Topological Stability in Gapped Quantum Spin Chains
For about eight hours the student applies a premeditated, computer-controlled sequence of optical pulses and bursts of radio frequency energy in an effort to learn about the atomic structure of the ion.
Single barium ion spectroscopy: light shifts, hyperfine structure, and progress on an optical frequency standard and atomic parity violation
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