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thwart
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Bleak House
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  • Is he in a hardened or a softened mood, he still lays his injuries equally at that door; he was thwarted, in that quarter, of a set purpose, and that purpose could only originate in the one subject that is resolving his existence into itself; besides, it is a justification to him in his own eyes to have an embodied antagonist and oppressor.

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  • "I assume you did it to thwart me," Ty said.
    Cassandra Clare  --  City of Heavenly Fire
  • The time spent denying coverage, arguing, dismissing, thwarting—surely it was more trouble than simply granting her parents access to the right care.
    Dave Eggers  --  The Circle

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