Usage examples for premeditation

  1. The first thought was that her conduct to- night- the delirium of passion once past- might prejudice her in the opinion of Don Luis; but, finding, after a severe examination of her conscience, that neither premeditation nor artifice had had any part in her actions, which were the offspring of an irresistible love, and of impulses noble in themselves, she came to the conclusion that Don Luis could not despise her for it, and she therefore made her mind easy on that point. – Pepita Ximenez by Juan Valera
  2. It is impossible to say how far the deed was of premeditation but it is not unlikely that it was arranged by the Grand Almoner to give a demonstration to Protestants and to pro- Spanish Catholics of the devotion of a French Princess. – Henrietta Maria by Henrietta Haynes
  3. Knives or six- shooters implied a certain premeditation which was discountenanced. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  4. The direction of his marches, the position of his bivouacs, the distribution of his three divisions, were the outcome of long premeditation – Stonewall Jackson And The American Civil War by G. F. R. Henderson
  5. Charles had halted, too, without premeditation – Angela's Business by Henry Sydnor Harrison
  6. This separation took place without quarrel, shock or premeditation – Bohemians of the Latin Quarter by Henry Murger
  7. But love that casts all to the winds, love that forgets tact, prudence, delicacy, love without premeditation or after- thought, is not the love that is ingrained in New England character. – King Spruce, A Novel by Holman Day
  8. The chaplain answered, that he had already had many very serious conversations with the prisoner, about whom she seemed to be so much interested, and that he trusted that he was properly affected by his awful situation; " He appears," said he, " never to have been entirely without some impressions of religion, though his conduct was not sufficiently governed by it; and dreadful as is the crime with which he is charged, yet it has not the additional guilt of premeditation – Christmas Stories by Edward Berens
  9. Before the week had passed, a regular judicial inquiry relieved his crime of premeditation and showed it to be a rude duel of two armed and equally desperate men. – Frontier Stories by Bret Harte
  10. Is what I have just seen due to accident or to premeditation – The Life of the Spider by J. Henri Fabre
  11. 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
  12. The orator seldom speaks without careful premeditation of what he is about to say; and his memory is refreshed by the belts of wampum, which he delivers after every clause in his harangue, as a pledge of the sincerity and truth of his words. – The Conspiracy of Pontiac and the Indian War after the Conquest of Canada by Francis Parkman
  13. It is to the honor of humanity, and especially to the honor of the French nation, that it is accessible to the sudden sway of a moral and disinterested sentiment, and resolves, without prevision as well as without premeditation upon acts which decide, for many a long year, the course and the fate of a generation, and, it may be, of a whole people. – A Popular History of France From The Earliest Times Volume I. of VI. by Francois Pierre Guillaume Guizot
  14. Every pawnshop, every store where a pistol could be bought, is investigated, and under proper circumstances the requisite evidence to show deliberation and premeditation may be secured. – Courts and Criminals by Arthur Train
  15. While sympathizing with him, Peters discouraged the idea of premeditation – The Mystery of The Barranca by Herman Whitaker
  16. The making of it had been easy; the words to be spoken had come quickly, and without the necessity for a moment's premeditation – An Old Man's Love by Anthony Trollope
  17. For it would require good aduisement and premeditation for any man to vndertake the declaration of these points that you have proposed, containing in effect the Ethicke part of Morall Philosophie. – Spenser (English Men of Letters Series) by R. W. Church
  18. " Red" McGonnigle, however, whether by accident or premeditation had repaired with his blankets to a bed- ground where the Almighty could not have found him with a spy- glass. – The Dude Wrangler by Caroline Lockhart