- v. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of prevent.
“The use of this term prevents the need for label changes.”
“In Portland, it seems, the need for the positive spin prevents news men and women from ascertaining the nature of Portland politics, viz. a machine with groomed puppets waiting in the wings.”
“Natural evil is also justified because it punishes the wicked, and since Original Sin prevents human virtue, all of humanity is wicked, thus all of humanity suffers.”
“Arguing with generalizations, broad strokes and name calling prevents rational, precise discussions of discrete issues.”
“An incomplete picture of what was done in our name prevents us from moving on.”
“The absence of a key protein prevents normally obese mice from becoming fat, lowers their blood triglycerides, a type of fat, and reduces the insulin resistance related to type 2 diabetes, researchers have found.”
“The protein prevents the assembly of a cell surface receptor, thus blocking transmission of chemical signals that lead to arthritis symptoms.”
“The designation prevents the Church from carrying out plans to tear down the building and replace it with a smaller structure.”
“This reflects the superstition that a sneeze can cause the soul to fly out of the body; saying the phrase prevents this from happening.”
“But the cosmical term prevents this; in fact, the cosmical repulsion and the gravitational contraction just balance each other to give a static unchanging universe.”
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