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prevent
used in Babbitt

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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • "Well, gosh almighty, there's nothing to prevent your reading books and going to lectures and all that junk, is there?"
    Chapter 30 (54% in)
  • The Rev. Dr. Drew, his rustic bang flopping with the intensity of his poetic and sociologic ardor, trumpeted: "During the untoward series of industrial dislocations which have—let us be courageous and admit it boldly—throttled the business life of our fair city these past days, there has been a great deal of loose talk about scientific prevention of scientific—SCIENTIFIC!
    Chapter 27 (28% in)

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