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prevent
used in Arrowsmith

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • But everyone knew that the West Indian climate prevented plague.
    Chapter 31 (90% in)
  • Legally, you can't prevent me.
    Chapter 10 (25% in)
  • And if you try to prevent our going, God help you!
    Chapter 10 (29% in)
  • Well, I don't know of anything to prevent your studying at home!
    Chapter 16 (51% in)
  • In this mood he read in his Minneapolis paper, between a half column on the marriage of the light middleweight champion and three lines devoted to the lynching of an I.W.W. agitator, the announcement: Gustave Sundelios, well-known authority on cholera prevention, will give an address on "Heroes of Health" at the University summer school next Friday evening.
    Chapter 17 (53% in)
  • ...physicians in the city clinic; to direct the nurses and the two sanitary inspectors; to scold the Garbage Removal Company; to arrest—or at least to jaw at—all public spitters; to leap into a Ford and rush out to tack placards on houses in which were infectious diseases; to keep a learned implacable eye on epidemics from Vladivostok to Patagonia, and to prevent (by methods not very clearly outlined) their coming in to slay the yeomanry and even halt the business activities of Nautilus.
    Chapter 19 (43% in)
  • It chanced that the Fraternal Order of Eagles were holding a state convention at Burlington that week, and Pickerbaugh telegraphed to them: Just mention fly-prevention At the good old Eagles' convention.
    Chapter 21 (12% in)
  • Behind the Clean Up and Prevent Fires exhibit, consisting of a miniature Dirty House with red arrows to show where a fire might start and an extremely varnished Clean House, there was an alcove with a broken window which would carry off the smoke of their cigarettes.
    Chapter 23 (22% in)
  • At two o'clock, when the rain had slackened, when the after-lunch crowd had come in and the story of the anti ladies was running strong, the fireman retired behind the Clean Up and Prevent Fires exhibit for his hourly smoke.
    Chapter 23 (44% in)
  • I'm not much of an executive, but I was beginning to visualize a D.P.H. that would be solid and not gaseous—that would save kids and prevent epidemics.
    Chapter 24 (82% in)
  • Nothing that I can see to prevent his going back to the trenches.
    Chapter 27 (72% in)
  • In these, the mysterious murderer of germs had prevented the growth of the new bacteria which he had introduced.
    Chapter 28 (43% in)
  • Martin cured rabbits of pleuro-pneumonia by the injection of phage, and by feeding them with it he prevented the spread of pneumonia.
    Chapter 30 (13% in)
  • The Directorship devoured enough time and peace to prevent Gottlieb from going on with the ever more recondite problems of his inquiry into the nature of specificity, and his inquiry prevented him from giving enough attention to the Institute to keep it from falling to pieces.
    Chapter 30 (59% in)
  • The Directorship devoured enough time and peace to prevent Gottlieb from going on with the ever more recondite problems of his inquiry into the nature of specificity, and his inquiry prevented him from giving enough attention to the Institute to keep it from falling to pieces.
    Chapter 30 (59% in)
  • Gustaf Sondelius, the soldier of preventive medicine whose lecture had sent Martin from Wheatsylvania to Nautilus, had remained in his gallery of heroes as possessing a little of Gottlieb's perception, something of Dad Silva's steady kindliness, something of Terry's tough honesty though none of his scorn of amenities, and with these a spicy, dripping richness altogether his own.
    Chapter 30 (69% in)
  • V. After a consultation with Gottlieb and a worried conference with Leora about the danger of handling the germs, he had gone on to bubonic plague, to the possibilities of preventing it and curing it with phage.
    Chapter 30 (80% in)
  • There isn't much I can do now—these doctor Johnnies have taken everything out of my hands—but as far as possible I shall certainly prevent you Yankee vivisectionists from coming in and using us as a lot of sanguinary— sorry, Evelyn—sanguinary corpses.
    Chapter 34 (19% in)
  • He would not have thought of saying it, but he had sworn that since for generations Twyfords had drunk tea here at a seemly hour, no panic should prevent their going on drinking it at that hour.
    Chapter 34 (81% in)

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