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prevent
used in Incidents in the Life of a Slave Girl

11 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • Uncle Phillip came, and pity prevented him from scolding me.
    24 — The Candidate For Congress (91% in)
  • She did this to prevent the cook and her children from eking out their meagre fare with the remains of the gravy and other scrapings.
    2 — The New Master And Mistress (67% in)
  • In the old jail he had not valued it; once, he was tempted to destroy it; but something, he did not know what, had prevented him; perhaps it was fear.
    4 — The Slave Who Dared To Feel Like A Man (86% in)
  • Some believe that the abolitionists have already made them free, and that it is established by law, but that their masters prevent the law from going into effect.
    8 — What Slaves Are Taught To Think Of The North (89% in)
  • This wretched creature was cut with the whip from his head to his feet, then washed with strong brine, to prevent the flesh from mortifying, and make it heal sooner than it otherwise would.
    9 — Sketches Of Neighboring Slaveholders (42% in)
  • The doctor's wife would gladly have prevented our intercourse with Miss Fanny if she could have done it, but fortunately she was not dependent on the bounty of the Flints.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (38% in)
  • This method was resorted to as a means of preventing partiality in distributing the meat.
    16 — Scenes At The Plantation (88% in)
  • I was never cruelly overworked; I was never lacerated with the whip from head to foot; I was never so beaten and bruised that I could not turn from one side to the other; I never had my heel-strings cut to prevent my running away; I was never chained to a log and forced to drag it about, while I toiled in the fields from morning till night; I was never branded with hot iron, or torn by bloodhounds.
    21 — The Loophole Of Retreat (24% in)
  • To prevent this, they stupefied me with drugs.
    23 — Still In Prison (48% in)
  • Two or three weeks passed, and as no news came from the mayor of Boston, grandmother began to listen to my entreaty to be allowed to leave my cell, sometimes, and exercise my limbs to prevent my becoming a cripple.
    25 — Competition In Cunning (91% in)
  • And even if I had not been unwilling to buy what I had already a right to possess, common humanity would have prevented me from accepting the generous offer, at the expense of turning my aged relative out of house and home, when she was trembling on the brink of the grave.
    29 — Preparations For Escape (40% in)

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