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Definition of "forestalling" []

  • Present participle of forestall. (verb)

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Use "forestalling" in a sentence
  • "AFAIK, some states have such a system set up for pools of lawyers to defend indigents and/or capital cases (where the state has an interest in forestalling “ineffective counsel” appeals and wants to ensure that suitably qualified lawyers are onboard)."
  • "The Academy succeeded in forestalling labor unrest for five years, but when the studio executives used the occasion of Roosevelt's bank holiday in 1933 to cut screenwriters 'salaries (though not their own), the writers rebelled."
  • "These local magistrates cum merchants therefore had a vested interest in forestalling the equation between plebeian female respectability and the private sphere."