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deter
used in 1776

2 uses
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Definition
try to prevent; or prevent
  • "My charmer," he called her, and neither his maimed hand nor his politics deterred her ardor.
    p. 59.2
  • Intelligence reports that the British intended to evacuate Boston at first chance did nothing to deter him.
    p. 88.1

There are no more uses of "deter" in 1776.

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