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Between the pirates and the shore were we, precluding escape in that direction.

Herein sits, or rather lies, the traveller, the lowness of the awning (which is removable) precluding any other position.

Back water had already made an island of the city, precluding any possibility of escape to the high hills.

This motion, precluding all discussion, got rid of the petitions quietly, and kept debate out of the Senate.

There was neither mantel nor fireplace—the climate of eternal summer precluding all necessity for such “fixtures.”

On the lower is a heavy layer of cement of adobe clay, precluding rats, rain and fire.

During the day a great storm sprang up, precluding all chance of returning to the mainland that evening.

Furthermore, they require a specially built chimney, precluding the installation of such a device in an existing fireplace.

An union of a different tendency, and precluding the possibility of the other, was soon to be formed in their family.

Will not precluding them look like a wish to smother all further inquiry into the matter?

WORD ORIGIN

1610s, from Latin praecludere "to close, shut off; hinder, impede," from prae- "before, ahead" (see pre-) + claudere "to shut" (see close (v.)). Related: Precluded; precluding.

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