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She did not speak to him much, but she was quick to forestall his wants.
If he reached Znaim before the French, there would be great hope of saving the army; to let the French forestall him at Znaim meant the exposure of his whole army to a disgrace such as that of Ulm, or to utter destruction.
The Vicar's frankness seemed not of the repulsive sort that comes from an uneasy consciousness seeking to forestall the judgment of others, but simply the relief of a desire to do with as little pretence as possible.
Presently he saw that Sheeta was about to forestall him, robbing him of the fruits of his great hate.
When von Horn returned to the court of mystery, he narrated to Professor Maxon the gist of his conversation with Virginia, wishing to forestall anything which the girl might say to her father that would give him an impression that von Horn had been talking more than he should.
He was now in a hurry to start, lest buyers from the town might forestall him in making a profitable purchase.
And to every point he made the same reply, at the same time watching the missionary closely in order to forestall that cunning run-in under the lifted club.
His anxiety to forestall any possible discovery of the deception which had concealed the terrible story of her father's death, kept Doctor Allday's vigilance on the watch.