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Gone with the Wind
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preemptive
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Gone with the Wind
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  • Or preempted a seat by her at a musicale or claimed her at a dance, and she was usually so amused by his bland impudence that she laughed and overlooked his past misdeeds until the next occurred.

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  • a preemptive strike against the enemy’s air force and missile installation
  • She preempted his expected betrayal by immediately telling everyone what happened in her own words.

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