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forethought

noun

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concern or preparation for the future
  • in an unusual show of forethought, the city had set up a network of well-supplied emergency shelters to accommodate victims of the hurricane

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  • hindsight

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The first known use of forethought was in the 14th century

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“Forethought.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/forethought. Accessed 2 Jul. 2022.

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