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forestall
used in The Poisonwood Bible

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Definition
to prevent something by taking action
  • This "supplement" is supposed to be a sign of good faith, to forestall a nationwide strike of university students, but some students walked out anyway, and the signs of Mobutu's faith so far have been expressed with nightsticks.
    Book 5 — Exodus (53% in)

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