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Word: forestall

Definition: prevent by taking action in advance


Sentences Containing 'forestall'

``I was about to offer myself, sir,''said the priest;``it is our mission to forestall our duties.''
Therefore, lady, let us, as I say, forestall his schemes by our activity, and let us depart at once in quest of fair fortune; for your highness is only kept from enjoying it as fully as you could desire by my delay in encountering your adversary."

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