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Definition to plan or consider before doing — especially of a crime
  • premeditated murder
  • a premeditated crime
  • a deliberate and premeditated policy to exclude minorities
  • Murder in the first degree—premeditated homicide—is the most serious charge tried in our criminal courts.
    Reginald Rose  --  Twelve Angry Men
  • premeditated = to plan or consider before doing
  • bombing of us four days earlier— but oh were they sore over our "premeditated murder.
    Robert A. Heinlein  --  The Moon is a Harsh Mistress
  • A man who premeditates such a crime is silent and keeps it to himself.
    Fyodor Dostoyevsky  --  The Brothers Karamazov
  • 'Well, Peter's capacity for rational, planned, premeditated thought is still in its developmental stages.
    Jodi Picoult  --  Nineteen Minutes
  • 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.
    Bill O'Reilly and Martin Dugard  --  Killing Lincoln
  • Almighty God! and this goes on—it is systematic, organized, premeditated!
    Upton Sinclair  --  The Jungle
  • Now I was going to lie and I had premeditated that lie for several hours.
    Pat Conroy  --  The Lords of Discipline
  • He was a stript abstract; an unfractioned integral; uncompromised as a new-born babe; living without premeditated reference to this world or the next.
    Herman Melville  --  Moby Dick
  • I want you to ponder this matter of murder — of first-degree murder, premeditated.
    David Guterson  --  Snow Falling on Cedars
  • What he was aiming at, I gathered, was to show that my crime was premeditated.
    Albert Camus  --  The Stranger
  • It was a premeditated gesture, calculated to humiliate and terrorize her.
    Arundhati Roy  --  The God of Small Things
  • It's not a matter of premeditated deception.
    Christina Garcia  --  Dreaming in Cuban
  • As with so many of his misdeeds, this one was not malicious or premeditated.
    John Grogan  --  Marley & Me
  • A majority of the premeditated ones are usually carried out by someone close to the victim.
    Dan Simmons  --  Hyperion
  • But they were playing for a heavy sentence, and wanted to prove that the assault was premeditated.
    E.M. Forster  --  A Passage to India
  • Not indeed that they will resist him openly, by well-contrived schemes, or even by a premeditated plan of resistance.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 2
  • If Jenks had premeditated these crimes, mapped them out in some early book, it would constitute unimpeachable knowledge.
    James Patterson  --  1st to Die

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