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A dam now in place on the Thai side of the line prevents the railway from being reconstructed in its entirety, he explains.

But we do need to think about it, and refusing to check our privilege prevents us from thinking about it honestly.

Additionally, they highlight a practice by which Hobby Lobby prevents its employees from seeking justice through the courts.

Beginners usually start with a regulated model with a circuit board that prevents draws longer than 10 seconds.

In geopolitics, the doctrine of mutually assured destruction prevents the use of weapons of mass destruction against a foe.

Then a nervous, anxious feeling that takes away my appetite, and prevents me from eating my dinner.

This mode of learning promotes attention and prevents mind-wandering.

With nervous children the lobe of the ear is preferable, as it prevents their seeing what is being done.

This is what makes nomads of the Savages, and prevents them from remaining long in one place.

The cock springs out of its seat when water gets into the cylinder, and prevents any mischief from the velocity of the fly-wheel.


On this page you'll find 76 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to prevents, such as: prohibit, rule out, thwart, forbid, restrict, and hamper.

From Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.