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prevent
used in The Color Purple

3 uses
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Definition
to stop (something from happening)
  • But she never prevented Corrine from visiting.
  • Sound like death approaching, angels can't prevent it.
  • Of course they did not know this, they only wanted to take the land for rubber, but the Olinka have been eating yams to prevent malaria and to control chronic blood disease for thousands and thousands of years.

There are no more uses of "prevent" in The Color Purple.

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