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  • v. Present participle of foist.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of using foists or tricking.
  • n. Pocket-picking.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I'm a fiend for getting wedged in my own colour comfort zone (petrel blue, burgundy, yellow ochre, teal you know the sort of thing) and I think the whole idea of letting someone else do the choosing and foisting is an excellent one.

    Stashing wool

  • Not content with his part in foisting Sound Transit's light rail travesty on us at our expense, he now ignores common sense and the electorate to declare another hopeful monument to himself in the form of an obscenely expensive tunnel.

    Sound Politics: Mayor Gridlock

  • Mr. Lane in foisting upon the public such Arabisms as

    The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night

  • After their conquest of France, they elevated him, though they found him an irksome blowhard, and eventually succeeded in foisting him onto the Vichy government, even though Marshal Pétain, its ultratraditionalist head of state, despised him.

    The Path of Least Resistance

  • Forgetting, perhaps, that he has been exposed by some gallant whistleblower boasting how he and the rest of the EuroNabobery has pulled the wool over everyone’s eyes in foisting the wretched constitution on us anew by making it unreadable (see here), Signor Amato has offensively intervened in the argument over a referendum, according to the Independent (here):

    Archive 2007-09-02

  • I know in what quarter the idea of foisting this scheme upon the Marines originated, and I opine that if it is developed along the lines of a hobby in the hands of personnel other than regular Marine officers it would very easily get far out of hand and out of control as well.

    The Do-or-Die Men

  • OK, back to the subject at hand, the Teachers in this State are being set up for a fall, if I were a Collier County Teacher, I would be looking for a position in a State that respects real education by denouncing the idea of foisting their brand of religious superstition on every student, regardless of the student's own personal belief's. Stories

  • I'm planning on 'foisting' my chocolate rose icecream on people what other flavours are poeple interested in?

    September 26th, 2005

  • Last month, Mugabe said the UN was "foisting" food on the country.

    ANC Daily News Briefing

  • 'foisting' of psuedo-religious values on everyone is a core feature of the GOP's base, the hardcore 'Religious Right'.

    Denver Post: News: Breaking: Local


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