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Usage examples for prevent

  1. " I put you here to prevent anyone from coming here, and you did not watch. – Traditions of the Tinguian: A Study in Philippine Folk-Lore by Fay-Cooper Cole
  2. That hope alone would prevent her death. – The Rise of the Dutch Republic, Volume II.(of III) 1566-74 by John Lothrop Motley Last Updated: January 25, 2009
  3. Tics of various kinds are readily picked up by children and special care must be exercised to prevent their spread. – Psychotherapy by James J. Walsh
  4. I can't prevent him. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  5. And what is more, that unless you prevent him, he will certainly do it, perhaps to- morrow or the next day. – Child of Storm by H. Rider Haggard
  6. And only by being on the watch early and late did Adelaide and Arthur prevent her doing everything for him herself. – The Second Generation by David Graham Phillips
  7. There's nothing to prevent. – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  8. To prevent anybody's getting over. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  9. No, this shall prevent it! – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  10. No one offered to prevent me coming here. – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  11. And what's to prevent you? – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  12. But my duty is clear enough and they can't prevent me from doing it, I imagine. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts
  13. I only wanted to point out to you the plain, bare truth, that there is nothing in the world to prevent our being excellent friends again- now. – Marriage à la mode by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  14. And how can you prevent it? – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  15. It was put on her in spite of all effort to prevent him. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  16. He, for one, looked as if there was nothing to prevent a return of happiness. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  17. But that does not prevent it from being always beautiful. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
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