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

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In politics the party that prevents the Government from running amuck by hamstringing it.

The financier is the people, and prevents Chase from ruining the country.

But now that we can read, what prevents us from judging the results?

But the little one thinks that it's I who prevents your coming.

Hard water possesses an astringent quality, which prevents the goodness of the malt from being freely communicated to the liquor.

And what prevents me—the voices I have heard on the reef; or is it because I know—I know?

It prevents the development of the mind in any direction but that which is being enforced.

Joy (or mirth) on the contrary, prevents and forces them away.

What is the metaphysical being who prevents me from slaying myself?

I turned in the very doorway: “There is something which prevents that?”