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This makes the notion that race thwarts success increasingly outdated.

It Nazifies the Hutus and thwarts all dissenting questions about the violence of the victims.

Naturally, Peterson thwarts the “thug” by firing a shotgun in his direction.

But by not investing truth in the film—by not coming clean about what is true and what is false—Cohen thwarts his own satire.

Wilkins got such a start that he tripped over one of the thwarts in trying to take aim, and nearly upset the boat.

Tying themselves and their buckets to the thwarts, they went to work and soon relieved her of a heavy load.

She had eight thwarts, on which the paddlers sat, and a seat aft for the helmsman, who also used a paddle for steering.

Next he split from the other thwarts a piece or two for a boom, then he turned his attention to the sail.

To step and wedge the mast with the aid of the hatchet and more splinters from the thwarts, did not take long.


On this page you'll find 70 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to thwarts, such as: obstruct, prevent, stymie, counter, frustrate, and foil.

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