Forestalled Sentence Examples
If Kutuzov decided to retreat along the road from Krems to Olmutz, to unite with the troops arriving from Russia, he risked being forestalled on that road by the French who had crossed the Vienna bridge, and encumbered by his baggage and transport, having to accept battle on the march against an enemy three times as strong, who would hem him in from two sides.
However, the outbreak of World War I forestalled their plans.
Charles had forestalled the proclamation of the treaty by an indignant protest against its injustice, and a declaration that he would not be bound by its provisions.
They were forestalled by the popes, who each summoned a council, the former to Cividale (in Friuli), the latter to Perpignan, so the dissident cardinals sent out antedated letters inviting Christendom to assemble at Pisa on the 25th of March 1409.
Mangash thereupon took the offensive and attempted to occupy the village of Coatit in Okul-Kusai, but was forestalled and defeated by Baratieri on the 13th of January 1895.Advertisement
Here, however, he had already been forestalled.
Franklin's rival, Andrew Bradford, forestalled him by three days with the American Magazine (1741) edited by John Webbe, which ran only to two numbers.
Thus they had planned the campaign, but Napoleon forestalled them.
But Hobson had forestalled them, and those who remained in the country became British subjects.
The Russians had another offensive in contemplation when the Japanese forestalled them by advancing on the 21st of February.Advertisement
Had Halleck reinforced Mitchel, that officer might perhaps have forestalled the later victories of Grant and Sherman.
Ronsard and his friends dissented violently from Sibilet on this and other points, and they doubtless felt a natural resentment at finding their ideas forestalled and, moreover, inadequately presented.
He could, never forgive Gustavus for having forestalled the revolution, and his morbidly irritable and suspicious temper saw slights and insults in the most innocent conjunctures.
The Americans, who had far greater facilities for building than the British, allowed themselves to be forestalled.
He thus gained the blessing intended for the first-born, and Esau, on hearing how he had been forestalled, vowed to kill him.Advertisement
In 183 he undertook an embassy to Prusias, king of Bithynia, to induce him to deliver up Hannibal, who forestalled his fate by taking poison.
But they were embarrassed by the wording of their own decrees and forestalled by the violence of the people.
Hence, whatever influence the Pythagorean blending of ethical and mathematical notions may have had on Plato, and, through him, on later thought, we cannot regard the school as having really forestalled the Socratic inquiry after a completely reasoned theory of conduct.
All imposts were forestalled, and every expedient for obtaining either direct or indirect taxes had been exhausted by the methods of the financiers.
Finding that he had been forestalled, Garcia resolved to return home.Advertisement
The occupation, effected on the 5th of February, was accelerated by fear lest Italy might be forestalled by France or Russia, both of which powers were suspected of desiring to establish themselves firmly on the Red Sea and to exercise a protectorate over Abyssinia.