Antonyms for access

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The way was open; the access was free; the progress as rapid as thought could make it.

Where can I have access to old files of the leading news-papers?

For through him we both have access by one Spirit unto the Father.

His martyrdom was continued by forbidding him all access to the healing waters.

The means of access to the villages, away from the railway, are extremely poor.

Access to books and lectures comprised all within the bounds of his wishes.

Neither of you two could ever be sure when, or if at all, he availed himself of that access.

“You say that no one save yourself and the prisoner had access to your room,” I said.

The mining districts are very mountainous and difficult of access.

Nevertheless, access to the village was possible by the strip of rocks beneath it.

WORD ORIGIN

early 14c., "an attack of fever," from Old French acces "onslaught, attack; onset (of an illness)" (14c.), from Latin accessus "a coming to, an approach," noun use of past participle of accedere "approach" (see accede). The later senses are directly from Latin. Meaning "an entrance" is from c.1600. Meaning "habit or power of getting into the presence of (someone or something)" is from late 14c.

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