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  • n. Plural form of forestaller.


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  • Political economy has taught us that those old bugbears of the statute law called forestallers and regraters are eminent benefactors, in as far as their mercenary instincts enable them to see scarcity from afar, and induce them to "hold on" precisely so long as it lasts but no longer, since, if they have stock remaining on hand when abundance returns, they will be losers.

    The Book-Hunter A New Edition, with a Memoir of the Author

  • Some days after the riot the Lord Mayor issued a proclamation giving permission to "foreign bakers and others" to bake bread in Dublin; he also sent to all the churchwardens of the city to furnish him with information of any persons who had concealed corn on their premises; he denounced "forestallers," who met in the suburbs the people coming in with provisions, in order to buy them up before they reached the market; thus in a great measure justifying the rioters who were whipped and transported.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines

  • Similar accusations against “forestallers” and monopolizers would reverberate for the duration of the war.

    Robert Morris

  • “The public wealth is plundered by defaulters, and the whole country imposed on by forestallers and monopolizers.”

    Robert Morris

  • We have turned out against the enemy and we will not be eaten up by the monopolizers and forestallers.

    Robert Morris

  • The millions of dollars spent by Congress in support of the army had spawned a whole new class of businessmen, a hustling array of “merchants, monopolizers, farmers, sharpers, forestallers, mushroom traders” as one wry patriot put it, “outdoing one another” in a manner bewildering to those who yearned for the staid pace of prewar life.

    Robert Morris

  • Certainly no, unless some measures can be devised and speedily executed to restore the credit of our currency, restrain extortion, and punish forestallers.

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • In one of the most vehement letters he ever wrote, Washington gave vent to his hatred of big-time war profiteers—the monopolizers, forestallers, and engrossers of condign punishment. . .

    Angel in the Whirlwind

  • The laws against forestallers and engrossers, who, it was currently believed, were leagued against both army and country, were powerless, as such laws always are.

    The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 14, No. 85, November, 1864

  • It would have kept the retailers and forestallers in order, and prevented them from availing themselves of the Famine to obtain undue prices.

    The History of the Great Irish Famine of 1847 (3rd ed.) (1902) With Notices of Earlier Irish Famines


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