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prevent
used in This Side of Paradise

3 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • "Don't be a spoil-sport—remember, you have a tendency toward wavering that prevents you from being the entire light of my life."
    2.3 — Young Irony (62% in)
  • I'd like to travel, but of course this tiresome war prevents that.
    1.3 — The Egotist Considers (41% in)
  • It's so evident that resigning from his club means so much more to him than preventing it does to us that I felt futile when I argued; finally took a position that was brilliantly neutral.
    1.4 — Narcissus Off Duty (5% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in This Side of Paradise.

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