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What has she done to debar her from fulfilling the mission which is appointed for every woman?

It was yet too dark for them to see distinctly, and DeBar struck a match.

DeBar came toward him with the hot bird on the end of his stick.

Inhuman monster, said she; would he debar me of the only satisfaction I have?

I tell you my name is not Debar; and I swear I have not been married.

By the by, Debar, what lady is this you have been raving about all the time?

Now, you saw Debar with his wife in Memphis, and mistook him for me.

You are the very image of Debar, and then your name sounds so much like his.

A peak in the Korab range, on the border north of Debar, exceeds 9,000 feet.

That is true,” said Scott, “but it should not debar us from doing our duty.

WORD ORIGIN

early 15c., "to shut out, exclude," from French débarrer, from Old French desbarer (12c., which, however, meant only "to unbar, unbolt," the meaning turned around in French as the de- was felt in a different sense), from des- (see dis-) + barrer "to bar" (see bar (n.1)). Related: Debarment; debarred.

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