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used in As I Lay Dying

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to stop (something from happening)
  • For an instant it resists, as though volitional, as though within it her pole-thin body clings furiously, even though dead, to a sort of modesty, as she would have tried to conceal a soiled garment that she could not prevent her body soiling.
    Section 23 — Darl (8) (27% in)

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