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prevent
used in Hamlet, Prince of Denmark

2 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • I will tell you why; so shall my anticipation prevent your discovery, and your secrecy to the king and queen moult no feather.
    2.2 — Act 2 Scene 2 — A room in the Castle (49% in)
  • There's something in his soul O'er which his melancholy sits on brood; And I do doubt the hatch and the disclose Will be some danger: which for to prevent, I have in quick determination Thus set it down:—he shall with speed to England For the demand of our neglected tribute: Haply the seas, and countries different, With variable objects, shall expel This something-settled matter in his heart; Whereon his brains still beating puts him thus From fashion of himself.
    3.1 — Act 3 Scene 1 — A room in the Castle (89% in)

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