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Usage examples for thwart

  1. 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
  2. He dropped to the thwart, seized a pair of oars and began to row. – The Boy Allies Under the Sea by Robert L. Drake
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. Nevertheless he can't decide to thwart Ardalyon Borisovitch. – The Created Legend by Feodor Sologub
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. He had his reason and to give the reason would thwart his purpose. – Wolf Breed by Jackson Gregory
  11. 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
  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. 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
  14. Then the man in the rowing seat slid his hand along the other thwart. – Men, Women, and Boats by Stephen Crane
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
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