In a state of anticipation ore preoccupation; in advance; -- often followed by with.
being ahead of time or need; "gave advance warning"; "was beforehand with her report"
ahead of time; in anticipation; "when you pay ahead (or in advance) you receive a discount"; "We like to plan ahead"; "should have made reservations beforehand"
By way of preparation, or preliminary; previously; aforetime.
In comfortable circumstances as regards property; forehanded.