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militate
used in Dracula

2 uses
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Definition
have force or influence — especially against something
  • I told him he might have a dozen if he wished, but that it would not be wise to have more than one solicitor engaged in one transaction, as only one could act at a time, and that to change would be certain to militate against his interest.
    Chapter 3 (28% in)
  • As he saw that the very excess of his emotion was militating against him, by restoring us more to our old relations, he became still more demonstrative.
    Chapter 18 (93% in)

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