prevent (someone or something) from (doing something)

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prevent (someone or something) from (doing something)

To stop a person or thing from being able to do something. Something is preventing the machine from turning off, so the motor is getting overheated. The government is trying to prevent us from exercising our right to free speech.
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References in classic literature ?
For some enemy is evidently trying to prevent us from reaching it."
I know certainly what you and your party tried to do to prevent us from getting here.
"I think they are here," replied Tarzan, "to prevent us from going some place that they do not wish us to go; in other words we are under surveillance, and possibly as long as we don't go where we are not wanted we shall not be bothered."
It is you who are intruding here--not I.' We again notified to him that he must leave the room; and we pointed out particularly that he had got his chair in such a position against the bedside table as to prevent us from examining it.
Women, as some witty Frenchman once put it, inspire us with the desire to do masterpieces and always prevent us from carrying them out."
Why should its hungry moans prevent us from sleeping?"
Hence arises a belief in the vanity of human wishes: the vain wishes are those that are secondary, but mistaken beliefs prevent us from realizing that they are secondary.
The great trusts and business combinations (with which you have your rating) prevent us from rising to the place among you which our intellects qualify us to occupy.
"All that you say is very true, my friend," replied Heyward; "still, our customs must prevent us from doing as you wish."
If we could suppose it otherwise, think not rank, valour, high repute, or any earthly consideration, should prevent us from visiting him with punishment, that the evil thing might be removed, even according to the text, Auferte malum ex vobis.
According to Vice, Using "Hillary Clinton" in the Paid For disclosure was denied by Facebook, "but that didn't prevent us from continuing to place political ads under other false names and bogus PACs.
Reauthorization of these programs will enable continued progress toward eliminating further inefficiencies in food aid delivery that prevent us from using the same dollars to feed millions more hungry people more quickly.
The corrupts will not prevent us from achieving that goal after they tried to prevent us from liberating Mosul and we will reach them as we arrived in Damascus, ./End
This will not prevent us from being involved in the general election.'
It can be distressing to observe someone in the full throes of some kinds of mental disorder but that shouldn't prevent us from showing compassion.