Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Opposing act or action; whatever frustrates or baffles or tends to defeat one's purposes, wishes, designs, etc.
- Perverse; contrary.
- v. present participle of thwart.
- n. An instance of blocking or obstructing.
- n. an act of hindering someone's plans or efforts
- adj. preventing realization or attainment of a desire
“However, insofar as we can listen to the voices of the people through Bruce's reporting, this conflict between state and popular power is what they identify as thwarting them!”
“How you can say we are thwarting is beyond me," Kohnke said.”
“Historians generally talk about how extremely conservative and backward the Court was, in thwarting the "progressive" New Deal.”
“Friendship aside, the 47-year-old Spagnuolo played an integral role in thwarting the New England Patriots 'perfect season in last year's Super Bowl and had another successful year last season despite dealing with injuries to key personnel.”
“He villainously congratulates himself upon his discerning quick thoughts in thwarting his aged friendrecalling after villains identical to Richard of Gloucester as good as Iago who revel in their dastardly betrayal of those who trust them.”
“I find it strange that Joshua Green holds up Jimmy Carter as a champion of clean energy (“The Elusive Green Revolution,” July/August Atlantic), since his policy of banning the commercial reprocessing and recycling of nuclear fuel was instrumental in thwarting the growth of the industry with the greatest potential for replacing carbon-emitting electrical power plants in the U.S. — nuclear energy.”
“If history is any guide, perpetuating the myth of the mancession could very well exact a price: not only in thwarting long overdue discussions of a jobs agenda that is fair and equitable across the board, but in preventing a more frank coming to terms with the cultural anxieties -- and politics -- that prevent us from articulating, and embracing, a more realistic, equitable, and genuinely shared breadwinner ideal.”
“A multimillion dollar consulting and legal industry has grown up that specializes in thwarting unions, using every tactic available, legal and otherwise.”
“If the characters succeeded in thwarting evil through teamwork, heroic butt-kicking and creative thinking, an additional one or two points should be awarded.”
“Making further suggestions only aids them in thwarting our will. willb”
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