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forefend

[fawr-fend, fohr-] /fɔrˈfɛnd, foʊr-/
verb (used with object)
1.
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  • forefend me from a man who weighs every expression with Scotch prudence.

  • Everything to forefend against a day of stress or trial had been done, even to instilling courage into youthful hearts.

    Wells Brothers

    Andy Adams
  • But every one finds himself asking by what means it would be possible to forefend some of these evils.

    Village Life in China Arthur H. Smith
British Dictionary definitions for forefend

forefend

/fɔːˈfɛnd/
verb
1.
(transitive) a variant spelling of forfend
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