Sentence Examples


  • But to forestall the French with his whole army was impossible.
  • His wild extravagance, however, forced his father to forestall his creditors by securing his detention in semi-exile in the country, where he wrote his earliest extant work, the Essai sur le despotisme.
  • The French remedy for an unsuccessful colony has always been to annex more territory, and forestall a possible rival.
  • Still refused to grant; he therefore essayed diplomacy, not arms. Nevertheless, to forestall the rescue of the pope by Austrian troops, he sent, in August 1849, an army corps under Oudinot to Civita Vecchia.
  • A rapid British attack would in any case forestall the concentration of these heterogeneous squadrons.