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  • v. To refrain or prevent from coming (near).

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  • v. prevent from coming close


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  • And then her grandmother had overseen everything, had ensured that Carme did not look either too young or too sophisticated, and made her promise that she would have just one or two pomadas, no more, and that she would stay close to Nuria, and that she would keep away from the boys who ran after the horses.

    The Empty Family

  • Now then, you're all right; come ahead on the starboard; straighten up and go 'long, never tremble: or be alive again, and dare me to the desert damnation can't you keep away from that greasy water? pull her down! snatch her! snatch her baldheaded! with thy sword; if trembling I inhabit then, lay in the leads!

    Is Shakespeare Dead?

  • Lebanon's state news agency said about 40 Palestinians from various refugee camps had gathered in the southern town of Oudyssa, and that a Lebanese army unit immediately cordoned off the area "and requested the men leave and keep away from the barbed wire for their own safety."

    Violence Flares Up at Israeli Border

  • Mary Wortle, who was one of the party, followed them, enjoining the children to keep away from the cliff.

    Dr. Wortle's School

  • Kean, ordered to keep away from the fever, obeyed-and came down with it himself on the 21st of June.

    Manuscript Draft: Walter Reed: Doctor in Uniform, by Laura Wood, [19 -- ]

  • Why else did you ask me to let you off bridge, and to keep away Carry and Kate Corby?

    The House of Mirth

  • QUESTION: You talk about how the aim is to get them to keep away from the mainland, but [indistinct] on Christmas Island are saying that they - their island should be used for this purpose and they're quite frustrated by the recent arrivals and given that it's [indistinct] island, what would you say to [indistinct]?

    Interview with ABC 2 - Transcript, 14 April 2009 - The Hon Stephen Smith MP, Australian Minister for Foreign Affairs

  • ‘You’d better keep away from us, Ann. This is going to be a terrible scandal.

    Police at the Funeral

  • Approaching the Shayenne; country as yesterday for some half dozen miles; bordering on the river the ground is broken with deep coulees and ravines, and to keep away from them the train kept at some distance from the river, encamping by a small marshy pond; no wood; plenty of bois de vache; grass good; water tolerable; first buffalo killed to-day.

    Minnesota and Dacotah: in letters descriptive of a tour through the North-west, in the autumn of 1856. With information relative to public lands,

  • All those who had not actually been present at the murder, but were indirectly involved, were ordered to keep away from court; this included Argyll, Boyd, Maitland, and Rothes and Kirkcaldy, still in England from the last rebellion.

    Mary Queen Of Scotland And The Isles


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