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

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. disappointingly unsuccessful


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  • The following year, Garcia took a one-stroke lead to the 70th hole of the PGA Championship but Harrington again thwarted Garcia's bid to break into the fraternity of major champions.

    In majors, taking on Tiger always part of the problem

  • To be curbed, stood up to, in a word thwarted, exercises the character, elasticates the spirit, makes it pliant.

    Two Kings Make a Winning Hand

  • The pull of a mystery that needs to be solved, or of an unseen and looming threat that needs to be thwarted is alluring for many readers, and for me, combining that with either an epic, urban or alternative fantasy setting is better than ice cream and cake.

    MIND MELD: What's Your Favorite Sub-Genre of Science Fiction and/or Fantasy?

  • Since then, the commission has been seeking powers to enforce the removal of the ban, for which it needed Council approval but, by a qualified majority, the Council has once again thwarted any attempts to bring the errant member state into line.

    A single European lame duck?

  • At the time, officials said thousands of marchers could have been injured in what was later described as a thwarted example of "domestic terrorism."

    Suspect Is Arrested in Spokane Bomb Case

  • A mind or spirit finds its fullest expression thwarted by the misuse or the gross abuse of the body in which it dwells.

    Married Love: or, Love in Marriage

  • The feds are failing to communicate properly, and now we've had a second close call thwarted not by federal authorities -- apparently too busy chasing backwoods, "anti-gov't" crackers to focus on the real threats -- but by average, every-day Americans.

    Propeller Most Popular Stories

  • In Bolivia, three foreign nationals were killed and two arrested in what the Bolivian government called a thwarted assassination plot on President Evo Morales.

    Democracy Now!

  • The head of an anti-Chavez TV station in Venezuela has been shot by police in Guinea-Bissau in what authorities are calling a thwarted coup attempt. unilateral financial sanctions on North Korea.

  • Though Parky's ambition to play for England was "thwarted" – in fact he was laughed out of trials for Yorkshire – one who did make county was his Barnsley teammate Geoff Boycott, of whom Parky scrupulously observes: "He wasn't the most greatly gifted player on our team."

    'Russell Brand is pointless,' says Michael Parkinson


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