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barring

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When not used as a preposition, barring can also mean "preventing" as in "She is barring my entry into the club."
  • Barring a miracle, he'll never finish on time.
  • Barring a little surreptitious auto-erotism and homosexuality–absolutely nothing.
    Aldous Huxley  --  Brave New World
  • barring = except for
  • The straps was broke off of it, but, barring that, it was a good enough leg, though it was too long for me and not long enough for Jim, and we couldn't find the other one, though we hunted all around.
    Mark Twain  --  The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
barring = except for

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