’So, so,’ muttered Ralph, dropping into his chair; ’this devil is loose again, and thwarting me, as he was born to do, at every turn.
Never mind, I’ll thwart him—I, Newman Noggs.
As Mr Squeers could only answer this proposition by shrugs and smiles, Ralph bade him be silent, and thankful that he was so well off; and then, fixing his eyes steadily upon him, proceeded to say: First, that Nicholas had thwarted him in a plan he had formed for the disposal in marriage of a certain young lady, and had, in the confusion attendant on her father’s sudden death, secured that lady himself, and borne her off in triumph.
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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.