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used in The Chocolate War

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to stop (something from happening)
  • Archie's hand shot out again and it was too late for Obie to prevent the action.
    Chapter 36 (95% in)
  • Their books prevented them from running with grace and abandon.
    Chapter 23 (13% in)
  • He had often used his position as president of The Vigils to keep control of Archie, to prevent him from going overboard on assignments.
    Chapter 36 (38% in)

There are no more uses of "prevent" in The Chocolate War.

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