from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- v. Variant of forfend.
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- v. Alternative spelling of forfend.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- transitive v. To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See forfend.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- See forfend.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening
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Young people love soccer not because of some kind of commie-Nazi plot conjured by Saul Alinsky to sap us of our precious juices, but because it's -- heaven forefend -- fun.
Young people love soccer not because of some kind of commie-nazi plot conjured by Saul Alinsky to sap us of our precious juices, but because it's -- heaven forefend -- fun.
Because these threads owe so much to the Tea Partyers and their success in KY with Rand Paul, who you have not said is other than representative of libertarians, I would like to know what we might expect of such people if, Heaven forefend, they were elected to public office, let alone the US Senate.
Now, the person doing the explaining is also mighty elliptical about the whole thing: heaven forefend that someone should come right out and say: Look, you can't do that because these bad things will happen.
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But Heaven forefend that they be actually diverse, individual human beings, unranked and uncontrolled.
Thus, we are trained to swallow impish notions that to cease making one abysmal mistake after the next is "cutting and running" or "giving up" or forefend, "quitting."
In the play, the bar represents a formal body, especially the National Convention or Revolutionary Tribunal, and to call someone to the bar is used in the sense of demanding an official appearance. forefend
Audience members frequently freeze up if the author of a published book responds to their praise or, heaven forefend, to a simple request to autograph the book with, “Thanks — what was your favorite part?”
That people who talk during lectures or at the theater or the OPERA, heaven forefend, were to be ostracized from polite society.