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  • v. Simple past tense and past participle of preclude.


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  • From about the age of 18 until 28, I knew little about the God who saved me because my sin precluded Him from having a direct, day-to-day impact on my life.

    Happy Birthday

  • But within a design-theoretic framework, this possibility, though not precluded, is also not the only game in town.

    A Voice from the Middle Ground

  • Only the girl's youth and the necessity for the young man to become established in his calling precluded the thought of matrimony for the present.

    The Mission of Janice Day

  • There could be no question of running the medical, or any other section of the First Contingent as a body independent of the British authorities; the terms of Canada's offer to Britain precluded that.

    War Story of the Canadian Army Medical Corps

  • The designation precluded the carrier from developing new routes in the United States.

    Airwise News Top Stories

  • 19″ To be effective, CPCM requires that more open and capable devices be precluded from the market.

    New Digital Restriction regime

  • * CPCM’s robustness requirement will make it impossible to implement CPCM in free and open source software (FOSS) and hence FOSS programmes will necessarily be precluded from the market if CPCM is mandated into national law

    New Digital Restriction regime

  • Colored labels precluded any mix-ups down the road.


  • He was simply conscious now that a foreigner had insulted him and appeared to have stolen the affections of his betrothed, and his sacred calling precluded all physical retaliation -- which, at the moment, was the only kind that would have given him any satisfaction.

    The Point of View

  • Class-four rapids kind of precluded keeping a travel log, so I'll have to go by memory.

    luvabeans Diary Entry


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  • the paucity and heterogeneity of the available clinical research in some specific areas precluded this approach and favoured a narrative survey.

    January 13, 2010