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prevent
used in Great Expectations

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • I have very often hoped and intended to come back, but have been prevented by many circumstances.
    Chapter 59 (67% in)
  • I not only prevented him getting off the marshes, but I dragged him here,— dragged him this far on his way back.
    Chapter 5 (62% in)
  • It may prevent some persons laying under suspicion alonger me.
    Chapter 5 (89% in)
  • It was a wonderful equipage, with six great coronets outside, and ragged things behind for I don't know how many footmen to hold on by, and a harrow below them, to prevent amateur footmen from yielding to the temptation.
    Chapter 20 (8% in)
  • But get him where I will, could I prevent his coming back?
    Chapter 41 (67% in)
  • It was the sole resource; for he told me that the case must be over in five minutes when the witness was there, and that no power on earth could prevent its going against us.
    Chapter 55 (5% in)
  • And as my extreme weakness prevented me from getting up and going to him, I lay there, penitently whispering, "O God bless him!
    Chapter 57 (22% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in Great Expectations.

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