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thwart
used in Beloved

2 uses
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Definition
to prevent something
  • Thwarted yet wondering, she chopped away with the hoe.
    One (83% in)
  • Denver was alarmed by the harm she thought Beloved planned for Sethe, but felt helpless to thwart it, so unrestricted was her need to love another.
    One (63% in)

There are no more uses of "thwart" in Beloved.

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