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- He sat down to wait, choosing a bench on which, an arm's length away, a woman's purse rested-tempting him to snake his hand around inside it. But the appearance of its owner ... deterred him.3 — Answer (38% in)
deterred = prevented
- It doesn't deter crime, but merely cheapens human life and gives rise to more murders.4 — The Corner (57% in)
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