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obviate
used in Wuthering Heights

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Definition
eliminate or prevent from happening
  • Having approached this structure, I looked inside, and perceived it to be a singular sort of oldfashioned couch, very conveniently designed to obviate the necessity for every member of the family having a room to himself.
    Chapter 3 (3% in)
  • To obviate the fatigue of mounting and descending the stairs, we fitted up this, where you lie at present — on the same floor with the parlour; and she was soon strong enough to move from one to the other, leaning on Edgar's arm.
    Chapter 13 (13% in)
  • CHAPTER XX TO obviate the danger of this threat being fulfilled, Mr. Linton commissioned me to take the boy home early, on Catherine's pony; and, said he — 'As we shall now have no influence over his destiny, good or bad, you must say nothing of where he is gone to my daughter: she cannot associate with him hereafter, and it is better for her to remain in ignorance of his proximity; lest she should be restless, and anxious to visit the Heights.
    Chapter 20 (0% in)

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