forestalling

All Verb Noun
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  • She waited to give him a chance of speaking, of forestalling any question. Cited from A Spirit in Prison, by Robert Hichens
  • In these three ways of forestalling, you must judge the situation.
  • But I am forestalling the account I afterwards got of him. Cited from Salt Water, by W. H. G. Kingston
  • These words of thy desire delight me; forestalling thy desire I'd die. Cited from Persian Literature, V1, The Shah Nameh, Rubaiyat, Divan, Gulistan
  • Was there no way of forestalling the war which seemed every day to be approaching nearer? Cited from The Life and Letters of Walter H. Page, Volume I, by Burton J. Hendrick
  • These matters were largely covered by the statutes of forestalling in early times. Cited from Popular Law-making, by Frederic Jesup Stimson
  • So she turned her face toward him and their lips met eagerly, forestalling the little peck which she had intended. Cited from Unleavened Bread, by Robert Grant
  • This appearance may possibly have been given to these events by haste and by the necessity of forestalling any opposition. Cited from History of England (1066-1216), by Adams
  • If I could step in and see them this instant, it would be forestalling mischances. Cited from The Tragic Comedians by G. Meredith, v1
  • I was merely forestalling a repair which became more urgent every year. Cited from The Mason-Bees, by J. Henri Fabre
  • Thus forestalling the wish expressed in the affecting letter now given, which belongs to this day. Cited from The Journal of Sir Walter Scott, by Walter Scott
  • He forgot that poverty was only forestalling by a few years the inevitable work of death! Cited from False Friends, and The Sailor's Resolve, by Unknown
  • I could see easily that his bravado was assumed for the purpose of forestalling any objection on my part. Cited from The Touchstone of Fortune, by Charles Major
  • Her motive for forestalling him showed itself dimly in her eyes. Cited from Jezebel's Daughter, by Wilkie Collins
  • Her light gray eyes wandered continually from one to the other, noting every little want and forestalling it if possible. Cited from The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, by Doyle
  • He had thought of foes following behind; but he had not thought of their forestalling his movements and waiting for him in advance. Cited from Tom Tufton's Travels, by Evelyn Everett-Green
  • And yet, here was some one stealthily at work, forestalling him, knocking the bottom out of his great dream. Cited from A Splendid Hazard, by Harold MacGrath
  • These latter constructions had discreet windows opening upon the gulf at a great height thus forestalling any outside curiosity. Cited from Mare Nostrum (Our Sea), by Vicente Blasco Ibanez
  • After all, it is only forestalling the reporters by a day. Cited from The Woman in the Alcove by Anna Katharine Green #2
  • But chance sometimes has a disconcerting knack of forestalling even our best-planned schemes. Cited from The Masquerader, by Katherine Cecil Thurston
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Root form of forestalling is forestall for the verb.

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