forfend forfend

Definition(s):

  • (v) prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening

Usage(s):

  1. Admitting to anything less than worshipping my dog will lump me with--heaven forfend--the cat people.
  2. It has no emotional tension or -- heaven forfend -- strong expression of frustration or need.
  3. Heaven forfend that you could love two countries, even if one just looks like the other but with fewer rivers and more wombats.

News

  • George Will Very Confused by Monetary Policy

    If you were skimming George Will’s Sunday column , or even if — heaven forfend! — you neglected it altogether, you missed a remarkable sentence, buried deep within Will’s slightly paranoid meanderings against Janet Yellen: “The Fed seems to be evolving into a central economic planner with a roving commission to right social wrongs such as unemployment.”
    on November 11, 2013     Source: New York Magazine

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