barring

[ bahr-ing ]SEE DEFINITION OF barring

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BARRING

And while he slept the gates were closing and barring the way.

Barring the accident of money, are n't they as good men as you?

Barring his trade, he's not so bad, as he can read and write.

Barring accidents, he could catch her if he ordered his motor-car, and left at once.

And as I reached the porte it slid closed in my face, barring me!

Barring the possibilities of future avatars, I shall not promenade there again.

Barring the chimerical, that any girl may consider and most girls do, she was straight as a string.

He did so, and opening a door, stood in front of it, barring my entrance.

Barring these fisher-people, the miles of beach were empty as could be.

"Barring, of course, the unembattled stay-at-homes," he continued.

WORD ORIGIN

late 14c., "act of fastening with a bar," verbal noun from bar (v.). Meaning "exclusion" is from 1630s. As a preposition, "excepting, excluding," it is from late 15c. Schoolhouse prank of barring out the teacher was in use before 1728.

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