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deter
used in In Cold Blood

2 uses
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Definition
try to prevent; or prevent
  • 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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