Definition of Forestallments
1. forestallment [n] - See also: forestallment
Lexicographical Neighbors of Forestallments
Literary usage of Forestallments
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Annual Register edited by Edmund Burke (1917)
"Mr. McKenna's proposals under the head of Customs and Excise were estimated to bring in a revenue of 21800,0002., not allowing for forestallments. ..."
2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1902)
"The excess of revenue beyond the estimate was due to forestallments on dutiable articles, which exceeded those of 1900, amounting to £3250000. ..."
3. War Letters of William Thompson Lusk: Captain, Assistant Adjutant-general by William Thompson Lusk (1911)
"... his estimates were forestallments of history. What he possessed in an eminent degree was Power — and Power composed of rude strength and natural vigor. ..."
4. Abraham Coles: Biographical Sketch, Memorial Tributes, Selections from His by Abraham Coles, Ezra Mundy Hunt (1892)
"The final fates of men will be settled at the Last Judgment, and there are no impertinent forestallments of its decisions and awards. ..."
5. History of the Consulate and the Empire of France Under Napoleon by Adolphe Thiers, D. Forbes Campbell (1894)
"... we must consider as wholly unfit for service in the approaching conscription of 1815 those who, thanks to the system of forestallments, had been sent as ..."
6. The Last of the Barons by Edward Bulwer Lytton Lytton (1902)
"This really wonderful invention—so wonderful, indeed, that it will surpass the faith of those who do not pause to consider what vast forestallments of ..."