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prevent
used in Antony and Cleopatra

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • ...an usher, and The neighs of horse to tell of her approach Long ere she did appear; the trees by the way Should have borne men; and expectation fainted, Longing for what it had not; nay, the dust Should have ascended to the roof of heaven, Rais'd by your populous troops: but you are come A market-maid to Rome; and have prevented The ostentation of our love, which left unshown Is often left unlov'd; we should have met you By sea and land; supplying every stage With an augmented greeting.
    3.6 — Act 3 Scene 6 — Rome. A Room in CAESAR'S House (54% in)
  • ] 'tis well thou'rt gone, If it be well to live; but better 'twere Thou fell'st into my fury, for one death Might have prevented many.
    4.12 — Act 4 Scene 12 — Another part of the Ground (85% in)

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