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prevent
used in Jane Eyre

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • I proved it to you in such terms as, I should have thought, would have prevented your ever again alluding to the plan.
    Chapter 35 (29% in)
  • This explanation will serve to rectify mistakes which may already have been made, and to prevent future errors.
    Preface (99% in)
  • During January, February, and part of March, the deep snows, and, after their melting, the almost impassable roads, prevented our stirring beyond the garden walls, except to go to church; but within these limits we had to pass an hour every day in the open air.
    Chapter 7 (2% in)
  • It is a very strange sensation to inexperienced youth to feel itself quite alone in the world, cut adrift from every connection, uncertain whether the port to which it is bound can be reached, and prevented by many impediments from returning to that it has quitted.
    Chapter 11 (5% in)
  • I think he was swearing, but am not certain; however, he was pronouncing some formula which prevented him from replying to me directly.
    Chapter 12 (53% in)
  • It little mattered whether my curiosity irritated him; I knew the pleasure of vexing and soothing him by turns; it was one I chiefly delighted in, and a sure instinct always prevented me from going too far; beyond the verge of provocation I never ventured; on the extreme brink I liked well to try my skill.
    Chapter 16 (53% in)
  • It was a wet and windy afternoon: Georgiana had fallen asleep on the sofa over the perusal of a novel; Eliza was gone to attend a saint's-day service at the new church — for in matters of religion she was a rigid formalist: no weather ever prevented the punctual discharge of what she considered her devotional duties; fair or foul, she went to church thrice every Sunday, and as often on week-days as there were prayers.
    Chapter 21 (83% in)
  • He could not then hasten to England himself, to extricate you from the snare into which you had fallen, but he implored Mr. Mason to lose no time in taking steps to prevent the false marriage.
    Chapter 26 (78% in)
  • A form was near — what form, the pitch-dark night and my enfeebled vision prevented me from distinguishing.
    Chapter 28 (87% in)
  • The same lady pays for the education and clothing of an orphan from the workhouse, on condition that she shall aid the mistress in such menial offices connected with her own house and the school as her occupation of teaching will prevent her having time to discharge in person.
    Chapter 30 (66% in)
  • No." He drew over the picture the sheet of thin paper on which I was accustomed to rest my hand in painting, to prevent the cardboard from being sullied.
    Chapter 32 (96% in)
  • I had closed my shutter, laid a mat to the door to prevent the snow from blowing in under it, trimmed my fire, and after sitting nearly an hour on the hearth listening to the muffled fury of the tempest, I lit a candle, took down "Marmion," and beginning — "Day set on Norham's castled steep, And Tweed's fair river broad and deep, And Cheviot's mountains lone; The massive towers, the donjon keep, The flanking walls that round them sweep, In yellow lustre shone" — I soon forgot storm in...
    Chapter 33 (1% in)

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