Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. So as to prevent or hinder.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. So as to prevent or hinder.

Etymologies

preventing +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Just a moment longer he remained so; then at something he saw, he dropped her hand and drew away swiftly, preventingly.

    Where the Trail Divides

  • Of a sudden he stepped back and lifted one hand free, preventingly.

    Where the Trail Divides

  • The instinct of convention, fundamental, inbred, more vital to a woman than life itself, intruded preventingly, fair in her path.

    Where the Trail Divides

  • "But we mustn't stop to chatter any more now," she digressed preventingly.

    The Dominant Dollar

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