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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of forstall.

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Examples

  • She reached up to smack him again but this time he forstalled her.

    Jed the Dead

  • Indeed the manifest absurdity of demanding it, seems to have quite forstalled the _setting up_ of such a claim.

    The Anti-Slavery Examiner, Part 1 of 4

  • Could it really be that my poster had forstalled his?

    If I May

  • It annoyed him, however, that he had been forstalled in the matter by this Committee.

    To Him That Hath: a Tale of the West of Today

  • Chopin was about to break forth in an hysterical fury, forstalled him by jocosely crying: "Freddy, my old son, the trouble with you is that you have no Sand in you!"

    Old Fogy His Musical Opinions and Grotesques

  • Perhaps he had forstalled Dean St.nley's advice in his rectorial address to the students of St. Andrew's University: "go to Burns for your theology," yet he remained a deeply religious man to the end, as we see from his letter (page 216), at the age of seventy-six.

    James Watt

  • Furthermore, because ownership ends up being held by many hands, future work is often forstalled.

    Slashdot: Your Rights Online

  • W has forstalled any Israeli strike until he's out of office, therefore, both campaigns have been briefed that early next year, Israel will strike Iran starting a regional war.

    Atlas Shrugs

  • Fortunately for the G-mo, the Chinese Communists had made some major blunders that forstalled the secretary’s plan.

    The Last Empress

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