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- v. Simple past tense and past participle of forefend.
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It was that humanity had entered on a dark region in time: a region whose terrors had not been forefended; to be entered perforce by a humanity, or section of humanity, that had no Center of Light established in its midst.
Dermal pain is not the worst thing in the world, and by a judicious knowledge of how it feels at both ends of the rod, by flogging and being flogged, far deeper pains may be forefended.
That could not be forefended by hard work; there was nothing for it but to take up a right attitude, and to confront and meet it with dignity.
The idea was clever and spirited, and had a very fair chance of success; but the land below the sea forefended it.
Moreover, O our lord, the youth hath no default at all and the offence is from us, for that he forbade and forefended us and wrote up in many a place the warning words, Whoso speaketh of what concerneth him not, shall hear what pleaseth him not.