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FORESTALL', v.t. [See Stall.]

1. To anticipate; to take beforehand.

Why need a man forestall his date of grief, and run to meet what he would most avoid?

2. To hinder by preoccupation or prevention.

I will not forestall your judgment of the rest.

3. In law, to buy or bargain for corn, or provisions of any kind, before they arrive at the market or fair, with intent to sell them at higher prices. This is a penal offense.

4. To deprive by something prior. [Not in use.]



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FORESTALL', v.t. [See Stall.]

1. To anticipate; to take beforehand.

Why need a man forestall his date of grief, and run to meet what he would most avoid?

2. To hinder by preoccupation or prevention.

I will not forestall your judgment of the rest.

3. In law, to buy or bargain for corn, or provisions of any kind, before they arrive at the market or fair, with intent to sell them at higher prices. This is a penal offense.

4. To deprive by something prior. [Not in use.]

FORE-STALL', v.t. [See Stall.]

  1. To anticipate; to take beforehand. Why need a man forestall his date of grief, / And run to meet what he would most avoid? Milton.
  2. To hinder by preoccupation or prevention. I will not forestall your judgment of the rest. Pope.
  3. In law, to buy or bargain for corn, or provisions of any kind, before they arrive at the market or fair, with intent to sell them at higher prices. This is a penal offense. Encyc.
  4. To deprive by something prior. [Not in use.] Shak.

Fore*stall"
  1. To take beforehand, or in advance; to anticipate.

    What need a man forestall his date of grief,
    And run to meet what he would most avoid?
    Milton.

  2. To take possession of, in advance of some one or something else, to the exclusion or detriment of the latter; to get ahead of; to preoccupy; also, to exclude, hinder, or prevent, by prior occupation, or by measures taken in advance.

    An ugly serpent which forestalled their way. Fairfax.

    But evermore those damsels did forestall
    Their furious encounter.
    Spenser.

    To be forestalled ere we come to fall. Shak.

    Habit is a forestalled and obstinate judge. Rush.

  3. To deprive; -- with of.

    [R.]

    All the better; may
    This night forestall him of the coming day!
    Shak.

  4. To obstruct or stop up, as a way; to stop the passage of on highway; to intercept on the road, as goods on the way to market.

    To forestall the market, to buy or contract for merchandise or provision on its way to market, with the intention of selling it again at a higher price; to dissuade persons from bringing their goods or provisions there; or to persuade them to enhance the price when there. This was an offense at law in England until 1844. Burrill.

    Syn. -- To anticipate; monopolize; engross.

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Forestall

FORESTALL', verb transitive [See Stall.]

1. To anticipate; to take beforehand.

Why need a man forestall his date of grief, and run to meet what he would most avoid?

2. To hinder by preoccupation or prevention.

I will not forestall your judgment of the rest.

3. In law, to buy or bargain for corn, or provisions of any kind, before they arrive at the market or fair, with intent to sell them at higher prices. This is a penal offense.

4. To deprive by something prior. [Not in use.]

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1. Weight; consequence; a bearing on some interest; that quality of any thing by which it may affect a measure, interest or result. The education of youth is of great importance to a free government. A religious education is of infinite importance to every human being.

2. Weight or consequence in the scale of being.

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Nor bound thy narrow views to things below.

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He believes himself a man of importance.

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