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

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.

Is it not rather the blind brute instinct of self-protection, forfend what may?

WORD ORIGIN

also forefend, late 14c., "to protect, prohibit; to avert, prevent," a hybrid from for- + fend, from Latin defendere "to ward off."

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