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used in Lonesome Dove

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try to prevent; or prevent
  • He carried the bodies up to the prairie, laid them in their shallow graves and helped July pile rocks on the graves, a pitiful expedient that wouldn't deter the varmints for long.
    Chapters 58-59 (47% in)
deter = discourage an action (in this case, animals from digging up the bodies)
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