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Forefend  v. t.  To hinder; to fend off; to avert; to prevent the approach of; to forbid or prohibit. See Forfend. "God forefend it should ever be recorded in our history." "It would be a far better work... to forefend the cruelty."

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"Forefend" Quotes from Famous Books

... with the nose, take the bridge quite away Of him, that his particular to forefend Smells ...
— The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction - Vol. 13 Issue 367 - 25 Apr 1829 • Various

... a clothes-line, And all the wash went flying; {278} The good dame cried, "A witch! a witch! The saints forefend my drying." ...
— Mother Truth's Melodies - Common Sense For Children • Mrs. E. P. Miller

... I did—for I thought them honest. And Heaven forefend that Vengeance e'er should strike, Ere justice ...
— The Complete Poetical Works of Samuel Taylor Coleridge - Vol I and II • Samuel Taylor Coleridge

Words linked to "Forefend" :   foreclose, deflect, avert, forestall, ward off, preclude, prevent, debar, head off

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