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  • Premeditated cheating, Go.†   (source)
  • Stanton read it and recognized that it was full of clues: Booth had at least two coconspirators named "Sam" and "Mike"; Sam was in Baltimore; the assassination was premeditated, planned before March 27; and the Confederacy might be involved.†   (source)
  • A majority of the premeditated ones are usually carried out by someone close to the victim.†   (source)
  • As with so many of his misdeeds, this one was not malicious or premeditated.†   (source)
  • It wasn't like a premeditated thing.†   (source)
  • I think it might be safer if it's premeditated, rather than if I wait for you to assault me again.†   (source)
  • My Suicide Suicide is a form of murder—premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • The trickles of money he sent back were not premeditated like those sent by his other friends, calculated from what he needed to survive; these were arbitrary sums that often left him broke and borrowing until the next payday.†   (source)
  • This was premeditated.†   (source)
  • There was no deliberate effort to kill, nothing premeditated.†   (source)
  • Franz said, Beauty in the European sense has always had a premeditated quality to it.†   (source)
  • If Jenks had premeditated these crimes, mapped them out in some early book, it would constitute unimpeachable knowledge.†   (source)
  • It sounds like a particularly cruel, premeditated crime.†   (source)
  • That would be premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • And turning left by bolting in front of the police car would result in several violations: the absence of headlights, perhaps even a premeditated collision; they would be stopped, the woman free to scream.†   (source)
  • But how're you to teach something that isn't premeditated?†   (source)
  • It was obviously premeditated—the attacker had brought his can of spray paint.†   (source)
  • bombing of us four days earlier— but oh were they sore over our "premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • The manufacturers certainly know this, which makes them guilty not only of distributing illegals, but of premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • He had never struck anyone like that before, in fury, premeditated, and he'd enjoyed catapulting all his power toward the target, the release of all his frustrations, hitting back at last, lashing out, getting revenge finally, revenge not only against Janza but all that he represented.†   (source)
  • It's not a matter of premeditated deception.†   (source)
  • His escape is not a premeditated act of egress but a random wandering from home to home, accepting sanctuary and comfort wherever he can find it.†   (source)
  • Now I was going to lie and I had premeditated that lie for several hours.†   (source)
  • We're almost positive it was premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • It indicted Williams for first-degree murder—premeditated and with malice aforethought.†   (source)
  • That he premeditated murder, understand.†   (source)
  • Every move was premeditated in three or four dimensions.†   (source)
  • Couldn't get premeditated on that by itself.†   (source)
  • The seconds were ticked off in milliseconds of premeditated violence, at once accepted and reviled.†   (source)
  • Tate closed his eyes and murmured: "There hasn't been a successful premeditated murder in 79 years.†   (source)
  • And what the evidence will show, ladies and gentlemen, is that the person who walked into Sterling High and fired all those shots was not a premeditated, cold-blooded killer, as the prosecution wants you to believe.†   (source)
  • It was not a premeditated killing.†   (source)
  • That he went forth in search of his victim with the conscious intent of committing a premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • You have not denied that this premeditated murder might have happened in precisely the fashion I have just described, have you, Mr. Gillanders—have you?†   (source)
  • Mr. Gudmundsson here, my esteemed colleague for the defense, asked you earlier to imagine a scenario at sea in which one man seeks to kill another in a premeditated fashion.†   (source)
  • You must be convinced beyond a reasonable doubt of one thing and one thing exclusively: that the defendant in this case is guilty of murder in the first degree, premeditated.†   (source)
  • It is a charge that suggests a state of mind in which the guilty party premeditates a murder in cold blood.†   (source)
  • 'Premeditated self-sacrifice isn't something I approve of,' said Jason, as they started up the street.†   (source)
  • It may avert the appearance if not the fact of instability, for the emergency has been labeled beforehand as an isolated act of premeditated violence, not symptomatic of the colony's unrest.†   (source)
  • However, it seemed unlikely that these excesses were premeditated.†   (source)
  • What he was aiming at, I gathered, was to show that my crime was premeditated.†   (source)
  • He had not premeditated this.†   (source)
  • Perhaps if she changed her tactics— But she felt that if Ashley succumbed to premeditated feminine tricks, she could never respect him as she now did.†   (source)
  • None of this was premeditated, but sprang spontaneously out of the talk of black boys who met at the crossroads.†   (source)
  • The most likely suspect for that was Franz Ascher, but I could not imagine Ascher inventing and carrying out such an elaborate scheme, nor could I see him planning a premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • and this goes on—it is systematic, organized, premeditated!†   (source)
  • But they were playing for a heavy sentence, and wanted to prove that the assault was premeditated.†   (source)
  • It's a part of your cleverness to be able to produce premeditated effects extemporaneously.†   (source)
  • A man who premeditates such a crime is silent and keeps it to himself.†   (source)
  • And, in fact, from that letter we see that the whole fact of the murder was premeditated.†   (source)
  • He had looked forward to the occasion, and had his premeditated speech.†   (source)
  • "Then," said Morrel, "I understand it all, and this scene was premeditated."†   (source)
  • It had lasted, so far, but three days, a much shorter time than he had often, before, passed without seeing Odette, and without having, as on this occasion he had, premeditated a separation.†   (source)
  • All this was no doubt extremely coarse, and moreover it was premeditated, but after all Ferdishenko had persuaded everyone to accept him as a buffoon.†   (source)
  • They were not, at any rate, the premeditated and perfunctory endearments of the guest under his hostess's eye, for he and the little girl had the room to themselves; and something in his attitude made him seem a simple and kindly being compared to the small critical creature who endured his homage.†   (source)
  • Her premeditated explanation was that recently she had been thinking of having her younger brother and sister come and live with her and since one or both were likely to come soon, she thought it best to prepare for them.†   (source)
  • At all events her performance—which was a joke, of course, if rather a crude one,—was premeditated.†   (source)
  • She had been taught in her girlhood to fondle and cherish those long-necked, sinuous creatures, the phrases of Chopin, so free, so flexible, so tactile, which begin by seeking their ultimate resting-place somewhere beyond and far wide of the direction in which they started, the point which one might have expected them to reach, phrases which divert themselves in those fantastic bypaths only to return more deliberately—with a more premeditated reaction, with more precision, as on a crystal bowl which, if you strike it, will ring and throb until you cry aloud in anguish—to clutch at one's heart.†   (source)
  • Oh no. There was nothing premeditated, there was not even any conscious purpose in it all, and yet, in spite of everything, the family, although highly respected, was not quite what every highly respected family ought to be.†   (source)
  • I see—you knew it all before—I dare say you knew all about it yesterday—" Although the impudence of this attack, this public proclamation of intimacy, as it were, was doubtless premeditated, and had its special object, yet Evgenie Pavlovitch at first seemed to intend to make no show of observing either his tormentor or her words.†   (source)
  • Well, now, Clyde, as you have seen, it has been charged here that you took Miss Alden to and out on that lake with the sole and premeditated intent of killing her—murdering her—finding some unobserved and quiet spot and then first striking her with your camera, or an oar, or club, or stone maybe, and then drowning her.†   (source)
  • In the truest hands it was seldom that the captive escaped injury in these trials, and it often happened that death followed, even when the blow was not premeditated.†   (source)
  • You wanted me, I know, to say 'Yes,' that you might have the pleasure of despising my taste; but I always delight in overthrowing those kind of schemes, and cheating a person of their premeditated contempt.†   (source)
  • Now this arrangement has evidently not been premeditated; it has arisen mathematically in obedience to the unknown law which has ruled in the succession of these letters.†   (source)
  • The premeditated human contrivance of the nose-ring was too cunning for impulsive brute force, and the creature flinched.†   (source)
  • In spite of his premeditated carefulness, the floor would now and then creak; his garments would rustle; the shadow of his presence, in a forbidden proximity, would be thrown across his victim.†   (source)
  • Danglars shuddered at this unexpected attack, and turned to Caderousse, whose countenance he scrutinized, to try and detect whether the blow was premeditated; but he read nothing but envy in a countenance already rendered brutal and stupid by drunkenness.†   (source)
  • Not indeed that they will resist him openly, by well-contrived schemes, or even by a premeditated plan of resistance.†   (source)
  • Brujon, of whom it is high time that the reader should have a complete idea, was, with an appearance of delicate health and a profoundly premeditated languor, a polished, intelligent sprig, and a thief, who had a caressing glance, and an atrocious smile.†   (source)
  • He was a stript abstract; an unfractioned integral; uncompromised as a new-born babe; living without premeditated reference to this world or the next.†   (source)
  • This journey on New Year's Eve was a premeditated act of vengeance which she had kept in her heart ever since Godfrey, in a fit of passion, had told her he would sooner die than acknowledge her as his wife.†   (source)
  • As Duncan dared not retort upon his accuser by reminding him of his own premeditated treachery, and disdained to deprecate his resentment by any words of apology, he remained silent.†   (source)
  • He was not running to carry out a program, to carry out what he had written, that is, not for an act of premeditated robbery, but he ran suddenly, spontaneously, in a jealous fury.†   (source)
  • In proof of this we have signed this paper to establish the truth of the facts, lest the moment should arrive when either of the actors in this terrible scene should be accused of premeditated murder or of infringement of the laws of honor.†   (source)
  • Smerdyakov was always inquiring, putting certain indirect but obviously premeditated questions, but what his object was he did not explain, and usually at the most important moment he would break off and relapse into silence or pass to another subject.†   (source)
  • become capable, thanks to the manner in which the galleys had moulded him, of two sorts of evil action: firstly, of evil action which was rapid, unpremeditated, dashing, entirely instinctive, in the nature of reprisals for the evil which he had undergone; secondly, of evil action which was serious, grave, consciously argued out and premeditated, with the false ideas which such a misfortune can furnish.†   (source)
  • In order that the Revolution should take place, it does not suffice that Montesquieu should foresee it, that Diderot should preach it, that Beaumarchais should announce it, that Condorcet should calculate it, that Arouet should prepare it, that Rousseau should premeditate it; it is necessary that Danton should dare it.†   (source)
  • —how long it may have been premeditated, and how deeply contrived by her!†   (source)
  • Kit — " His words came in an unpremeditated rush.†   (source)
    standard prefix: The prefix "un-" in unpremeditated means not and reverses the meaning of premeditated. This is the same pattern you see in words like unhappy, unknown, and unlucky.
  • As she spoke, Johnnie, carrying a tray of cups and saucers, passed a lighted window, and Buckheath uttered a sudden, unpremeditated oath.†   (source)
  • He just took the text and commented on it in an 179 unpremeditated way and hoped the students would get something from that.†   (source)
  • I am sure the question was unpremeditated, being inspired by the unusual conditions-and probably by my presence.†   (source)
  • You must, both of you, get rid of your obsession that this is an unpremeditated and sudden crime.†   (source)
  • He was full of pungent and racy vulgarity: he had, more than any of the family, a Rabelaisian earthiness that surged in him with limitless energy, charging his tongue with unpremeditated comparisons, Gargantuan metaphors.†   (source)
  • It was past ten o'clock when Kate Swift set out and the walk was unpremeditated.†   (source)
  • The remark was unpremeditated, like most of his actions; it was what he felt inclined to say.†   (source)
  • Just an accidental, unpremeditated drowning—and then the glorious future which would be his!†   (source)
  • You swear that it was an accident—unpremeditated and undesigned by you?†   (source)
  • Praed and I'll wait here, to give the thing an unpremeditated air.†   (source)
  • However, it must come out in an unpremeditated way; the conversation might lead up to it.†   (source)
  • This use of our given names had come about quite as a matter of course, and was as unpremeditated as it was natural.†   (source)
  • The fly moved creepingly up a hill, and Clare watched it go with an unpremeditated hope that Tess would look out of the window for one moment.†   (source)
  • She played on and suddenly turned round; and by an unpremeditated instinct each clasped the other's hand again.†   (source)
  • It was a careless, unpremeditated glance, one of those haphazard things men do when they have no immediate call to do anything in particular, but act because they are alive and must do something.†   (source)
  • "I do," lied Clyde, who felt that in fighting for his life he was telling a part of the truth, for that accident was unpremeditated and undesigned.†   (source)
  • The girls were wild for dancing; and the evenings ended, occasionally, in an unpremeditated little ball.†   (source)
  • Even now, coming round by the Sol's Arms with the intention of passing down the court, and out at the Chancery Lane end, and so terminating his unpremeditated after-supper stroll of ten minutes' long from his own door and back again, Mr. Snagsby approaches.†   (source)
  • Prosperous men take a little vengeance now and then, as they take a diversion, when it comes easily in their way, and is no hindrance to business; and such small unimpassioned revenges have an enormous effect in life, running through all degrees of pleasant infliction, blocking the fit men out of places, and blackening characters in unpremeditated talk.†   (source)
  • The stranger, who had been interested in the course of her sermon as if it had been the development of a drama—for there is this sort of fascination in all sincere unpremeditated eloquence, which opens to one the inward drama of the speaker's emotions—now turned his horse aside and pursued his way, while Dinah said, "Let us sing a little, dear friends"; and as he was still winding down the slope, the voices of the Methodists reached him, rising and falling in that strange blending of exultation and sadness which belongs to the cadence of a hymn.†   (source)
  • Nothing proceeds more directly and more sincerely from the very depth of our soul, than our unpremeditated and boundless aspirations towards the splendors of destiny.†   (source)
  • There was fire in her and throughout her: she seemed the unpremeditated offshoot of a passionate moment.†   (source)
  • pointed out, we will confine ourselves to the statement that, in the course of nineteen years, Jean Valjean, the inoffensive tree-pruner of Faverolles, the formidable convict of Toulon, had become capable, thanks to the manner in which the galleys had moulded him, of two sorts of evil action: firstly, of evil action which was rapid, unpremeditated, dashing, entirely instinctive, in the nature of reprisals for the evil which he had undergone; secondly, of evil action which was serious, grave, consciously argued out and premeditated, with the false ideas which such a misfortune can furnish.†   (source)
  • Thrice fugitive about Troy wall; or rage
    Of Turnus for Lavinia disespous'd;
    Or Neptune's ire, or Juno's, that so long
    Perplexed the Greek, and Cytherea's son:
    If answerable style I can obtain
    Of my celestial patroness, who deigns
    Her nightly visitation unimplor'd,
    And dictates to me slumbering; or inspires
    Easy my unpremeditated verse:
    Since first this subject for heroick song
    Pleas'd me long choosing, and beginning late;
    Not sedulous by nature to indite
    Wars, hitherto the only argument
    Heroick deem'd chief mastery to dissect
    With long and tedious havock fabled knights
    In battles feign'd; the better fortitude
    Of patience and heroick martyrdom
    Unsung; o†   (source)
  • In the country, an unpremeditated dance was very allowable; but in London, where the reputation of elegance was more important and less easily attained, it was risking too much for the gratification of a few girls, to have it known that Lady Middleton had given a small dance of eight or nine couple, with two violins, and a mere side-board collation.†   (source)
  • The preparation of breakfast (burnt offering): intestinal congestion and premeditative defecation (holy of holies): the bath (rite of John): the funeral (rite of Samuel): the advertisement of Alexander Keyes (Urim and Thummim): the unsubstantial lunch (rite of Melchisedek): the visit to museum and national library (holy place): the bookhunt along Bedford row, Merchants' Arch, Wellington Quay (Simchath Torah): the music in the Ormon†   (source)
  • As less reprehensible than theft, highway robbery, cruelty to children and animals, obtaining money under false pretences, forgery, embezzlement, misappropriation of public money, betrayal of public trust, malingering, mayhem, corruption of minors, criminal libel, blackmail, contempt of court, arson, treason, felony, mutiny on the high seas, trespass, burglary, jailbreaking, practice of unnatural vice, desertion from armed forces in the field, perjury, poaching, usury, intelligence with the king's enemies, impersonation, criminal assault, manslaughter, wilful and premeditated murder.†   (source)
  • Where I have come, great clerks have purposed To greet me with premeditated welcomes; Where I have seen them shiver and look pale, Make periods in the midst of sentences, Throttle their practis'd accent in their fears, And, in conclusion, dumbly have broke off, Not paying me a welcome.†   (source)
  • "It must have been," continued the Quaker, "a long premeditated scheme to cheat me: for they have known one another from their infancy; and I always preached to her against love, and told her a thousand times over it was all folly and wickedness.†   (source)
  • Thirdly, for the worship which naturally men exhibite to Powers invisible, it can be no other, but such expressions of their reverence, as they would use towards men; Gifts, Petitions, Thanks, Submission of Body, Considerate Addresses, sober Behaviour, premeditated Words, Swearing (that is, assuring one another of their promises,) by invoking them.†   (source)
  • Suppose an article had been introduced into the Constitution, empowering the United States to regulate the elections for the particular States, would any man have hesitated to condemn it, both as an unwarrantable transposition of power, and as a premeditated engine for the destruction of the State governments?†   (source)
  • "No, upon my honour," answered Jones, very seriously, "I do not suppose so ill of you; nay, I will go farther, I do not imagine you have laid a regular premeditated scheme for the destruction of the quiet of a poor little creature, or have even foreseen the consequence: for I am sure thou art a very good-natured fellow; and such a one can never be guilty of a cruelty of that kind; but at the same time you have pleased your own vanity, without considering that this poor girl was made a sacrifice to it; and while you have had no design but of amusing an idle hour, you have actually given her reason to flatter herself that you had the most serious designs in her favour.†   (source)
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