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prevent
used in The Fountainhead

11 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • When she wanted to buy a pair of shoes, he had three stores send a collection of shoes for her choice—it prevented her visit to a store.
    3.8 — Part 3 Chapter 8 (9% in)
  • There is no conceivable law to prevent him from setting them—just as there is none to force his employer to accept them.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (53% in)
  • When he had reached the floor below, he was thinking that he would meet her, that he would meet her soon and that Francon would not be able to prevent it now.
    1.9 — Part 1 Chapter 9 (99% in)
  • He could not prevent his hand from cutting lines across the perspective.
    1.14 — Part 1 Chapter 14 (31% in)
  • She smiled; the cold purity of her face prevented them from seeing the nature of that smile.
    2.2 — Part 2 Chapter 2 (4% in)
  • And here I've been trying so hard to prevent you from doing it.
    2.3 — Part 2 Chapter 3 (67% in)
  • I thought you had worked hard to prevent that contract.
    2.10 — Part 2 Chapter 10 (57% in)
  • She took off her glasses, as if the double barrier of her glasses and his prevented her from reaching him.
    2.13 — Part 2 Chapter 13 (46% in)
  • I shall be obliged to praise it—if for no other reason than to prevent any further abuse of a typewriter, such as this.
    3.6 — Part 3 Chapter 6 (23% in)
  • Alvah Scarret had to be kept away from the room where hampers of letters to the editor were being filled each day; he started by reading the letters—and his friends on the staff undertook to prevent a repetition of the experience, fearing a stroke.
    4.13 — Part 4 Chapter 13 (78% in)
  • Everybody knew that the story had been a self-frame-up; the wife of a multimillionaire would not report the loss of a five-thousand-dollar ring in the circumstances; but this did not prevent anyone from accepting the story as given and commenting accordingly.
    4.17 — Part 4 Chapter 17 (91% in)

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