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forestall
used in The Count of Monte Cristo

2 uses
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Definition
to prevent something by taking action
  • Villefort thus forestalled any danger of an inquiry, which, however improbable it might be, if it did take place would leave him defenceless.
    Chapters 13-14 (26% in)
  • "I was about to offer myself, sir," said the priest; "it is our mission to forestall our duties."
    Chapters 103-104 (42% in)

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