verb (used with object)
Examples from the Web for forfend
Is it not rather the blind brute instinct of self-protection, forfend what may?Canada: the Empire of the North|Agnes C. Laut
Of all travelling companionship, forfend us from that of a married man!
And allowance must likewise be made for thy connubial grief which caused thee to forfend thy wife's body from the demon.The Fantasy Fan January 1934|Various
Forfend me from a man who weighs every expression with Scotch prudence.The Life and Letters of Charles Darwin, Volume I (of II)|Charles Darwin
British Dictionary definitions for forfend
Word Origin and History for forfend
also forefend, late 14c., "to protect, prohibit; to avert, prevent," a hybrid from for- + fend, from Latin defendere "to ward off."