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  • noun Plural form of thwart.
  • verb Third-person singular simple present indicative form of thwart.


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  • His being on call thwarts her plan for a make up make out session that night; so she proposes an on the job hookup since people have sex in Seattle Grace Hospital all the time.

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  • In a dissent, U.S. Circuit Judge Brett Kavanaugh wrote that the rule now "thwarts" the government's interest in competion, and that its "infringement on the editorial and speech rights of cable operators and cable programmers cannot be squared with the First Amendment."

  • Along the thwarts half a dozen Winchesters were placed.


  • Also, Chrome's executable is inherently unsafe even if you run as a "limited user", which for most applications thwarts 80+% of web-borne attacks.

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  • Another lay prone and listless across the thwarts as though bereft of strength; while the third, with the face of a clerk, rocked back and forth and moaned monotonously, "My God! My God!"

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  • Shoving clear, they roughly stored the supplies and dunnage out of the way of the thwarts and took their places, Ah Moy pulling bow - oar, next in order Big John and Kwaque, with Daughtry (Cocky still perched on his shoulder) at stroke.


  • Then, too, you'll never see Bill James, the dean of the baseball sabermetricians, trip up a base runner the way the government thwarts an entrepreneur.

    Follow the Money

  • Trying to stem the panic, embattled Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi has promised to avoid the political dithering that so often thwarts Italian policy-making, and speedily get through parliament a package of austerity measures unveiled two weeks ago, aimed at balancing Italy's budget by 2014.

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  • Compromise is a wonderful thing in many areas of life, but when it comes to businessdecision making and strategy, compromise thwarts passion, waters down strategy and invites internal politics.

    Debate and Compromise

  • On many occasions Jack does so at great personal expense, as those he thwarts subsequently target him and his loved ones.

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