Quotes of prevent

  1. With such compelling information, the question is why haven't we been able to do more to prevent the crisis of underage drinking? The answer is: the alcohol industry. – Lucille Roybal-Allard
  2. Nothing is given to man on earth- struggle is built into the nature of life, and conflict is possible- the hero is the man who lets no obstacle prevent him from pursuing the values he has chosen. – Andrew Bernstein
  3. I was a town child, it is true, but that did not prevent me enjoying open -air life, with plants and animals. – Georg Brandes
  4. Priests are not men of the world; it is not intended that they should be; and a University training is the one best adapted to prevent their becoming so. – Samuel Butler
  5. We want to look at how we would respond because, as hard as we work to prevent terrorist attacks here North America, if we have a catastrophic terrorist attack, it is the military that is going to have to go in at the request of civilian authorities. – Paul Cellucci
  6. At the end of the day, we're just trying to prevent each other from going mad. – Will Champion
  7. What, Sir, is the use of a militia? It is to prevent the establishment of a standing army, the bane of liberty. Whenever governments mean to invade the rights and liberties of the people, they always attempt to destroy the militia, in order to raise an army upon their ruins. – Elbridge Gerry
  8. I predict future happiness for Americans if they can prevent the government from wasting the labors of the people under the pretense of taking care of them. – Thomas Jefferson
  9. The concept of reason itself appears as an artificial attempt to separate intellectual powers from the frustrations, emotions, and accidents which cause events; the concept of reason is viewed as facade to prevent change. – Edward Levi
  10. Make no mistake: the anti -war voices long for us to lose any war they cannot prevent – Ralph Peters
  11. The system adopted in the Latin American instrument proves that, although no state can obligate another to join such a zone, neither can one prevent others wishing to do so from adhering to a regime of total absence of nuclear weapons within their own territories. – Alfonso G. Robles
  12. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent detect, diagnose, and treat disease and disability, from the rarest genetic disorder to the common cold. – Ike Skelton
  13. You don't concentrate on risks. You concentrate on results. No risk is too great to prevent the necessary job from getting done. – Chuck Yeager
  14. Nonetheless, Article 5 makes clear that if an Iraqi civilian who is not a member of the armed forces, has engaged in attacks on Coalition forces, the Geneva Convention permits the use of more coercive interrogation approaches to prevent future attacks. – John Yoo
  15. Once the attacks occur, as we learned on Sept. 11, it is too late. It makes little sense to deprive ourselves of an important, and legal, means to detect and prevent terrorist attacks while we are still in the middle of a fight to the death with al Qaeda. – John Yoo

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

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