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- v. Present participle of forfend.
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No deterrent is 100% effective, but compared to all others, including firearms, proper use of bear spray has proven to be the best method forfending off threatening and attacking bears, and for preventing injury to the person and animal involved.
At the Bend, Gertrude made love to her father, forfending the awful moment of disclosure that must come, and the cause of her hidden happiness and trouble strenuously made love to her.