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used in 1984 by Orwell

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to stop (something from happening)
  • She did not actually try to shake him off, but walked at just such a speed as to prevent his keeping abreast of her.
    p. 293.0
  • Winston Smith, his chin nuzzled into his breast in an effort to escape the vile wind, slipped quickly through the glass doors of Victory Mansions, though not quickly enough to prevent a swirl of gritty dust from entering along with him.
    p. 1.2
  • With the deep, unconscious sigh which not even the nearness of the telescreen could prevent him from uttering when his day's work started, Winston pulled the speakwrite towards him, blew the dust from its mouthpiece, and put on his spectacles.
    p. 37.4
  • The aim of the Party was not merely to prevent men and women from forming loyalties which it might not be able to control.
    p. 65.5
  • The economy of many countries was allowed to stagnate, land went out of cultivation, capital equipment was not added to, great blocks of the population were prevented from working and kept half alive by State charity.
    p. 190.8
  • They are obliged to prevent their followers from starving to death in numbers large enough to be inconvenient, and they are obliged to remain at the same low level of military technique as their rivals; but once that minimum is achieved, they can twist reality into whatever shape they choose.
    p. 198.9
  • The war is waged by each ruling group against its own subjects, and the object of the war is not to make or prevent conquests of territory, but to keep the structure of society intact.
    p. 199.5
  • All the beliefs, habits, tastes, emotions, mental attitudes that characterize our time are really designed to sustain the mystique of the Party and prevent the true nature of present-day society from being perceived.
    p. 210.3
  • His eyes had a wide-open, staring look, as though he could not prevent himself from gazing at something in the middle distance.
    p. 232.7
  • It was he who set the guards on to Winston and who prevented them from killing him.
    p. 243.9
  • You are thinking that I talk of power, and yet I am not even able to prevent the decay of my own body.
    p. 264.1

There are no more uses of "prevent" in 1984 by Orwell.

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