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used in Through the Looking-Glass

2 uses
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to stop (something from happening)
  • 'Much more smoothly than a live horse,' Alice said, with a little scream of laughter, in spite of all she could do to prevent it.
    Chapter 8 — 'It's my own Invention' (47% in)
  • Here the King interrupted, to prevent the quarrel going on: he was very nervous, and his voice quite quivered.
    Chapter 7 — The Lion and the Unicorn (86% in)

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