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forestall
used in The Mill on the Floss

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Definition
to prevent something by taking action
  • But forestalling his answer, she said,— "I suppose it's all astronomers; because, you know, they live up in high towers, and if the women came there they might talk and hinder them from looking at the stars."
    2.1 — Book 2 Chapter 1 — Tom's "First Half" (88% in)
  • If I were you, I think I would enter on the subject with Stelling at once: there's no necessity for sending the boy before Midsummer, but I would be on the safe side, and make sure that nobody forestalls you."
    1.3 — Book 1 Chapter 3 — Mr. Riley Gives His Advice Concerning.... (74% in)

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