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[fawr-fend, fohr-]
verb (used with object)
  1. forfend.
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Examples from the Web for forefend

Historical Examples of forefend

  • Forefend me from a man who weighs every expression with Scotch prudence.

    More Letters of Charles Darwin Volume II

    Charles Darwin

  • 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


  1. (tr) a variant spelling of forfend
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