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The field of flags on the Mall simulated a gathering of all the president’s supporters who couldn’t be there, and forestalled the optics of him being sworn in before an empty field.
STILL DAZZLED BY THE INAUGURATION SHOW? HERE’S HOW IT CAME TOGETHER, AND WHY TOM HANKS LOOKED SO COLD.MAURA JUDKISJANUARY 22, 2021WASHINGTON POST
To forestall such violence, Congress set up a commission to settle the dispute.
TED CRUZ’S PROPOSED ELECTION COMMISSION CAN ONLY HURT THE COUNTRYSTUART MACKAYJANUARY 6, 2021WASHINGTON POST
They may allow the utility to forestall millions of dollars in cleanup costs outlined by the December 2014 regulations.
A POWER COMPANY’S QUIET LAND-BUYING SPREE COULD SHIELD IT FROM COAL ASH CLEANUP COSTSBY MAX BLAU FOR GEORGIA HEALTH NEWSNOVEMBER 24, 2020PROPUBLICA
After months of casting doubt on their efficacy in slowing the spread of the novel coronavirus, he decided not to send a strong message on the matter even while infected — a decision that seemed to forestall the possibility of an about-face.
VICE PRESIDENTIAL DEBATE: HIGHLIGHTS AND FACT-CHECKSCOLBY ITKOWITZ, ANNE GEARAN, MATT VISER, FELICIA SONMEZ, JOHN WAGNEROCTOBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Now climate change has made it hotter and drier than ever before, and the fire we’ve been forestalling is going to happen, fast, whether we plan for it or not.
THEY KNOW HOW TO PREVENT MEGAFIRES. WHY WON’T ANYBODY LISTEN?BY ELIZABETH WEILAUGUST 28, 2020PROPUBLICA
"Why, you—" Mandleco gave a snort of anger and started forward, but Beardsley managed to forestall him.
WE'RE FRIENDS, NOWHENRY HASSE
Am I suddenly to obtain some post, and do people know it, or foresee it, because they forestall me and bow to me first?
THE 'CHARACTERS' OF JEAN DE LA BRUYREJEAN DE LA BRUYRE
"You would only forestall my own blow," she said quietly, and there was new silence.
THE LION'S BROODDUFFIELD OSBORNE
They will report this to the rulers unless we forestall them.
PHARAOH'S BROKERELLSWORTH DOUGLASS
The Russians, recognizing their peril, completed the assembly of their forces to attack the allies and forestall them.
A HISTORY OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY, YEAR BY YEAREDWIN EMERSON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
SEPTEMBER 19, 2021
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WORDS RELATED TO FORESTALL

  • anticipate
  • avert
  • block
  • counter
  • counteract
  • deter
  • do away with
  • forestall
  • forfend
  • hinder
  • interfere
  • interpose
  • intervene
  • preclude
  • prevent
  • remove
  • restrain
  • rule out
  • stave off
  • ward
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