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prevent
used in Washington Square

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • "If I am prevented from coming to-morrow, you will say I have deceived you!" he said.
    Chapter 29 (89% in)
  • She had not a high sense of humour, but she had enough to prevent her from making this mistake; and her brother, on his side, had enough to excuse her, in her situation, for laying him under contribution during a considerable part of a lifetime.
    Chapter 2 (17% in)
  • Your being a distinguished physician has not prevented you from already losing TWO MEMBERS of your family!
    Chapter 19 (35% in)
  • And he answered her in words that corresponded to the look: "It may not prevent me, either, from losing the society of still another."
    Chapter 19 (39% in)
  • What is to prevent it?
    Chapter 20 (41% in)
  • What prevents your meeting as often as you choose?
    Chapter 22 (63% in)
  • But the deuce will be that I can't prevent anything."
    Chapter 27 (70% in)
  • How can you be prevented?
    Chapter 29 (90% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in Washington Square.

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