Definitions

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  • adv. in a preemptive manner

Etymologies

preemptive +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Yet the White House has treated the sudden Republican concern with the deficit as genuine, once again preemptively ceding ground -- three trillion dollars worth of ground -- on all the Bush tax cuts except those aimed at the top two-percent, and then quickly given up the fight for even that relatively thin slice of sanity.

    Peter Birkenhead: I'll Quit Whining When You Start Fighting

  • * The only thing worse than surrendering preemptively is surrendering immediately after you draw a line in the sand: for no reason I can see, the Obama administration has capitulated to the mindlessMiranda-haters on the right.

    Some Obama Grumbling « Gerry Canavan

  • He defends himself by saying that tax cuts must be matched by spending restraint, but many conservatives believe that cutting taxes preemptively is the best way to restrain spending -- the "starve the beast" hypothesis.

    Archive 2008-11-01

  • Could this be the key to convincing people to exercise restraint in preemptively pushing their spin on the issue?

    A Prediction About Evolution

  • Gibson used the word "preemptively" - but if a knowledgeable person had pushed back on that point ( "Well, preemption was what John F. Kennedy had in mind in acting against the imminent threat of Soviet missiles in Cuba"), Gibson would certainly have come back to explain the novelty of the "preventive war" point.

    Later On

  • Gibson used the word "preemptively" -- but if a knowledgeable person had pushed back on that point ( "Well, preemption was what John F. Kennedy had in mind in acting against the imminent threat of Soviet missiles in Cuba"), Gibson would certainly have come back to explain the novelty of the "preventive war" point.

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  • Gibson used the word "preemptively" - but if a knowledgeable person had pushed back on that point ( "Well, preemption has was what John F. Kennedy had in mind in acting against the imminent threat of Soviet missiles in Cuba"), Gibson would certainly have come back to explain the novelty of the "preventive war" point.

    Jack & Jill Politics

  • Early prevention -- quitting smoking preemptively, that is -- is the most effective way to reduce the risk of what's been termed "sudden death."

    Medicare Expands Coverage To Help Seniors Quit Smoking

  • As warriors, they are trained to attack preemptively, which is why there are so many prohibitions against the military operating inside America.

    UNPATRIOTIC SPYING

  • By dictating the terms preemptively in New Orleans, Demps was demanding talent in return while sparing Hornets fans the humiliation of being at the mercy of Paul's imminent departure as a free agent next summer.

    SI.com

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