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  • Woollett — communicating with a quickness with which telegraphy alone would rhyme; the fruit really of a fine fancy in him for keeping things straight, for the happy forestalment of error.

    The Ambassadors

  • Long destitute of credit and resources, he looked upon his appointment as the incontestable source of instant wealth, and he hesitated not to determine upon the forestalment of its profits to entertain the "first gentleman in England."

    The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction Volume 10, No. 276, October 6, 1827

  • Thus you can divide animals according to their organs of digestion into two classes, those in which the alimentary canal is a sac with one opening (zoophytes) and those in which the canal has two openings, [55] a curious forestalment, in the rough, of the modern division of Metazoa into Coelentera and Coelomata.

    Form and Function A Contribution to the History of Animal Morphology

  • But just because this forestalment was no real disappointment to her, it makes her the Anglo-Canadian heroine whose fame for bravery in war is worthiest of being remembered with that of her French-Canadian sister, Madeleine de

    The War With the United States : A Chronicle of 1812

  • It was the walk which Swithin had taken in the rain when he had learnt the fatal forestalment of his stellar discovery; but now he was moved by a less desperate mood, and blamed neither God nor man.

    Two on a Tower

  • Again and again as the days passed he had had a sense of the pertinence of communicating quickly with Woollett -- communicating with a quickness with which telegraphy alone would rhyme; the fruit really of a fine fancy in him for keeping things straight, for the happy forestalment of error.

    The Ambassadors

  • The revulsion from her indignant mood a little earlier, when she had meditated upon compromised honour, forestalment, eclipse in maternity by another, was violent and entire.

    Far from the Madding Crowd

  • Hence, unless the imagination be held under strict discipline, we are prone to meet evils more than halfway -- to suffer them by forestalment, and to assume the burdens which we ourselves create.

    Character

  • All sorts of presents were bestowed on the black sovereign; a gun, some crockery, a pair of boots, a tooth-comb, a pair of epaulets, and half a dozen gaily coloured pocket-handkerchiefs, the pilot and the other chiefs coming in for a share of the good things, the captain hinting that this was only a forestalment of what they might expect if they behaved well.

    The Three Midshipmen

  • In the opening spring, there come rumours of forestalment, there come King's Edicts, Petitions of bakers against millers; and at length, in the month of April -- troops of ragged

    The French Revolution

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