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prevent to anticipate: “prevent my curses,” 2 HENRY IV., i. 2. 219 ; “to prevent The time of life,” JULIUS CAESAR, v. 1. 104 (Malone says, “By ‘time’ is meant the full and complete time, the period”); “we are prevented,” TWELFTH NIGHT, iii. 1. 80 ; “but that I am prevented,” 1 HENRY VI., iv. 1. 71 ; “prevents the slander of his wife,” AS YOU LIKE IT, iv. 1. 55 ; “So thou prevent'st his scythe and crooked knife” SONNETS, c. 14. ( “So by anticipation thou hinderest the destructive effects of his weapons,” STEEVENS)

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