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Usage examples for prevent

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 – The Memoires of Casanova, Complete The Rare Unabridged London Edition Of 1894, plus An Unpublished Chapter of History, By Arthur Symons by Jacques Casanova de Seingalt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