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thwart
used in Wuthering Heights

4 uses
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Definition to prevent something
  • It expressed, plainer than words could do, the intensest anguish at having made himself the instrument of thwarting his own revenge.
    Chapter 9 (11% in)
  • This is not much connected with Miss Isabella's affair: except that it urged me to resolve further on mounting vigilant guard, and doing my utmost to cheek the spread of such bad influence at the Grange: even though I should wake a domestic storm, by thwarting Mrs. Linton's pleasure.
    Chapter 11 (22% in)
  • If once I find it open he's done for; I do it invariably, even though the minute before I have been recalling a hundred reasons that should make me refrain: it is some devil that urges me to thwart my own schemes by killing him.
    Chapter 13 (55% in)
  • 'It will be odd if I thwart myself,' he muttered, unconscious that I was behind him.
    Chapter 31 (76% in)

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