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prevent
used in Anne Of Green Gables

7 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • I don't feel that I could endure the disappointment if anything happened to prevent me from getting to the picnic.
    Chapter 13 — The Delights of Anticipation (65% in)
  • I was beginning to be afraid you weren't coming for me and I was imagining all the things that might have happened to prevent you.
    Chapter 2 — Matthew Cuthbert is surprised (20% in)
  • The next morning warnings of a sick headache prevented Marilla from going to Sunday-school with Anne.
    Chapter 11 — Anne's Impressions of Sunday-School (30% in)
  • She reads entirely too much—" this to Marilla as the little girls went out—"and I can't prevent her, for her father aids and abets her.
    Chapter 12 — A Solemn Vow and Promise (44% in)
  • "You mayn't get the things themselves; but nothing can prevent you from having the fun of looking forward to them.
    Chapter 13 — The Delights of Anticipation (82% in)
  • "But you can't prevent me.
    Chapter 38 — The Bend in the Road (46% in)
  • "I guess you can't prevent him now.
    Chapter 38 — The Bend in the Road (68% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in Anne Of Green Gables.

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