forestalling : Definition, Usages, News and More

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  • n  the act of preventing something by anticipating and disposing of it effectively
  • v  keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  • v  act in advance of; deal with ahead of time

  • School opening in Little Rock came 19 days ahead of schedule; it had been moved up by the recently elected anti-Faubus school board in a surprise action aimed at forestalling any .
  • Among the Watergate revelations that undid him were his Administration's use of the FBI to wiretap Administration officials and newsmen, and his forestalling, for a time, the .
  • The new WEF broadened its scope of influence by tackling the resolution of international conflicts, forestalling war between Turkey and Greece in 1988 by convincing them to sign .
News & Articles

  • Senators John Thune, Kevin Brady Introduce Death Tax Repeal
    Senator John Thune signals another attempt at repealing the death tax and forestalling a drastic increase in estate taxes. Senator Thune, along with Rapid City native and current Texas Senator, Kevin Brady, are sponsoring a bill to repeal the death tax altogether.
    June 21, 2013 - KNBN Rapid City

  • Adam Smith in Grand Forks Herald
    The popular fear of engrossing and forestalling (the speculation of that era) may be compared to the popular terrors and suspicions of witchcraft,Smith wrote (and the editorial quoted).
  • Mike Bouchard in The Detroit News
    I am willing to be a one-term governor if that is what it takes to fix Michigan,Bouchard said. "It is long overdue. They have been forestalling tough decisions for the past 6 1/2 years."
  • Andrew Cuomo in Newsday
    We believe that the [railroad board] provided misleading information to the LIRR about this issue, thereby forestalling by years this inquiry,Cuomo wrote in the letter.

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