Usage examples for prevent

  1. He, for one, looked as if there was nothing to prevent a return of happiness. – Blind Love by Wilkie Collins
  2. What is to prevent him, being the man he is, from going straight to his end, on those conditions? – Man and Wife by Wilkie Collins
  3. 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
  4. And what's to prevent you? – Masterman and Son by W. J. Dawson
  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. But that does not prevent it from being always beautiful. – Confessions of a Young Man by George Moore
  7. 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
  8. Cyril is in trouble- in one breath you tell me that- and then you would prevent my writing to ask him to come to me! – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  9. No, this shall prevent it! – The Castle of Otranto by Horace Walpole
  10. There's nothing to prevent – Cæsar or Nothing by Pío Baroja Baroja
  11. 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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
  12. It was put on her in spite of all effort to prevent him. – The Freelands by John Galsworthy
  13. " 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
  14. " That needn't prevent you understanding him. – April Hopes by William Dean Howells Last Updated: February 27, 2009
  15. I can't prevent him. – The Awkward Age by Henry James
  16. 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
  17. To prevent anybody's getting over. – Delilah of the Snows by Harold Bindloss
  18. And how can you prevent it? – The Front Yard by Constance Fenimore Woolson
  19. 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
  20. But my duty is clear enough and they can't prevent me from doing it, I imagine. – The Spinners by Eden Phillpotts