Definitions

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  • n. A person who forestalls, especially one who buys goods before they can be sold on the open market in anticipation of rising prices

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. One who forestalls; esp., one who forestalls the market.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. One who forestalls; one who purchases merchandise before it comes to market in order to raise the price.

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Examples

  • To _beg_ the question in debate, what economy of midnight oil! what a forestaller of premature wrinkles, and grey hairs!

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • To beg the question in debate, would be vast economy of midnight oil! and a great forestaller of wrinkles and grey hairs!

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • To beg the question in debate, is vast economy of midnight oil, and a wholesale forestaller of wrinkles and gray hairs.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • If he knows anything of the arts, of history, of economics, or of science, he had better forget it, or else use it as a forestaller would a knowledge of the time when prices should be raised.

    Waiting for Daylight

  • By some of the dark ingenuities of that age of priestcraft a curious thing was discovered -- that if you kill every usurer, every forestaller, every adulterater, every user of false weights, every fixer of false boundaries, every land-thief, every water-thief, you afterwards discover by a strange indirect miracle, or disconnected truth from heaven, that you have no millionaires.

    The Crimes of England

  • Wars indeed there shall be in the world, great and grievous, and yet few on this score; rather shall men fight as they have been fighting in France at the bidding of some lord of the manor, or some king, or at last at the bidding of some usurer and forestaller of the market.

    A Dream of John Ball and a King's Lesson

  • Thomas was presented as a regrator or forestaller of barley and wheat at Snitterfield Court, held

    Shakespeare's Family

  • Robespierre lived; a customer of the grocer Descoings, whom she denounced as a forestaller.

    Repertory of the Comedie Humaine Part 1

  • Page 94 of the said particulars, is declared to be a forestaller.

    Journal of the House of Delegates, of the State of Virginia, for the Adjourned Session, 1863

  • Desperade, who was clad in a magnificent uniform, Mr. Croker, forestaller and extortioner, continued his way with dignity toward his counting house.

    Mohun, or, the Last Days of Lee

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