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Quotes of thwart

  1. The Internet has exceeded our collective expectations as a revolutionary spring of information, news, and ideas. It is essential that we keep that spring flowing. We must not thwart the Internet's availability by taxing access to it. – Chris Cannon
  2. If you strike at, imprison, or kill us, out of our prisons or graves we will still evoke a spirit that will thwart you, and perhaps, raise a force that will destroy you! We defy you! Do your worst! – James Connolly
  3. I'd love to thwart the Census form, but I want a constitutional basis for doing it- and here's the tricky thing. I think even constitutional purists would tell you that just because something isn't in the Constitution does not mean the government cannot do it. – Mark Davis
  4. What to an outsider will be no more than the vigorous presentation of a conviction, to an employee may be the manifestation of a determination which it is not safe to thwart – Learned Hand
  5. Do you see how the god always hurls his bolts at the greatest houses and the tallest trees. For he is wont to thwart whatever is greater than the rest. – Herodotus
  6. TSA serves as the operator, administrator and regulator for the nation's transportation security. But in fact, the TSA bureaucracy does all it can to thwart any conversion to a system with more private -sector operations and strong federal oversight and standards. This agency cannot, and should not, do it all. – John Mica
  7. We do not have the luxury of two big oceans protecting us as we have had in the past, for we now have a new kind of enemy who deals with stealthiness. Our ability to protect ourselves is having the information ahead of time so we can thwart the attack. – Bill Nelson
  8. Those artists who say that somehow therapy or analysis will thwart their creativity are completely misinformed. It's absolutely the opposite: it opens closed doors. – Paul Schrader
  9. The United States must also continue to push the United Nations Security Council for strong action to thwart Iran's nuclear ambitions. In the meantime, it is our job to take meaningful steps to eliminate the threats posed by Iran. – Allyson Schwartz

Usage examples for thwart

  1. She therefore let her brother drive with Berenike to the injured man's; but before his departure Archibius had promised, if the worst came, to dare everything to open the eyes of the Queen, who had forbidden her, Charmian, to speak in behalf of Barine and thwart the plans of Alexas. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. It seems to me, Count, that, believing as he does that you are an agent of the duke's, he was unwilling to say anything about this matter, as Burgundy might thwart the intentions of the butchers. – At Agincourt by G. A. Henty
  3. Percy had already taken his place under the bow thwart of the gig. – Among Malay Pirates And Other Tales Of Adventure And Peril by G. A. Henty
  4. Tuesday at an Eastnortheast sunne we were thwart of Cape St. John. – The Voyage of the Vega round Asia and Europe, Volume I and Volume II by A.E. Nordenskieold
  5. It still remained a serious embarrassment, and every measure which could possibly thwart it should be adopted. – The Victory At Sea by William Sowden Sims Burton J. Hendrick
  6. He dropped to the thwart seized a pair of oars and began to row. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  7. Not if you object, my dear, says Mrs. O'Connor, kindly; though I do think it is a pity to thwart that affair. – Rossmoyne by Unknown
  8. The King saw eye to eye with M. de Perrencourt, and the King's son did not venture to thwart him. – Simon Dale by Anthony Hope
  9. Cambridgeshire, rightly believing that the day for toil was given, for rest the night, does not lightly thwart this dispensation of Providence. – Non-combatants and Others by Rose Macaulay
  10. But Vicente's genius was not inspired by the Court: it would be truer to say that, while he was encouraged by Queen Lianor and the King, the Court's taste for new things, superficial fashions and personal allusions tended to thwart his genius. – Four Plays of Gil Vicente by Gil Vicente
  11. I warn you that if you, or any one in this province, over which I am governor, does aught to displease the young duke, or thwart him in any way whatsoever, it would be better, should it come to my knowledge, that that man had never been born. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  12. He had private means, inherited in middle life; his wife had a respectable portion; there was, then, nothing in his circumstances to thwart his tastes and tendencies. – The Secret of the Tower by Hope, Anthony
  13. For this reason the physician was confident that the prejudices of the noble would thwart the desires and the vows of the father. – The Hated Son by Honore de Balzac
  14. He had his reason and to give the reason would thwart his purpose. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  15. Nevertheless he can't decide to thwart Ardalyon Borisovitch. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  16. It promised to save trouble, for I should naturally have gone on with it if they had done their utmost to thwart me. – The Gold Trail by Harold Bindloss
  17. He made it fast in the bows, and then bent over his brother, setting him more easily against the thwart – A Sea Queen's Sailing by Charles Whistler
  18. The fourth man, sitting on a thwart wrapped in his cloak, belonged, evidently, to the highest portion of society. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
  19. I behaved badly to you last night, for I was cross because you wanted to thwart me about seeing the king. – Fair Margaret by H. Rider Haggard
  20. Then the man in the rowing seat slid his hand along the other thwart – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane

Rhymes for thwart