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prevent
used in The Great Gatsby

2 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • She was effectually prevented, but she wasn't on speaking terms with her family for several weeks.
    p. 75.6
  • He had seen me several times, and had intended to call on me long before, but a peculiar combination of circumstances had prevented it — signed Jay Gatsby, in a majestic hand.
    p. 41.9

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