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Sample sentences for the GRE study word preclude

preclude can be used as a verb

1.Alas the fact that one is mounted does not preclude a fall. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
2."I rather hope to satisfy you both," said Emma, "for I shall do all in my power to make them happy, which will be enough for Isabella and happiness must preclude false indulgence and physic.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.From a meteorological point of view, these cold winds possessed this peculiarity, that they did not preclude a strong electric tension. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
4.Javert remained silent for an instant as though collecting his ideas, then raised his voice with a sort of sad solemnity, which did not, however, preclude simplicity. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
5.Silvia, daughter and only living child of Numitor, whom her uncle Amulius made a vestal virgin, to preclude the possibility that his brother's descendants could wrest from him the kingdom of Alba Longa. - from The Canterbury Tales by Geoffrey Chaucer
6.Why might these several provisional contingencies between a guest and a hostess not necessarily preclude or be precluded by a permanent eventuality of reconciliatory union between a schoolfellow and a jew's daughte. - from Ulysses by James Joyce
7.With the precision and definiteness customary in addressing prisoners, and which is supposed to preclude human frailty, Pierre like the others was questioned as to who he was, where he had been, with what object, and so on. - from War and Peace by Leo Tolstoy
8.The attachment he felt to Anna precluded in his heart every need of intimate relations with others. - from Anna Karenina by Leo Tolstoy
9.And his agitation precluded further speech he advanced hastily to the entrance, where I made way for him to pass. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
10._At length_ I would be avenged this was a point definitively settled--but the very definitiveness with which it was resolved, precluded the idea of risk. - from The Works of Edgar Allan Poe by Edgar Allan Poe
11.And it was this, combined with the respect which he had held for their professional relations, that precluded his having a more familiar knowledge of his client, through serious questioning, or playful gallantry. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various
12.Great tracts of uncultivated land were in this manner not only engrossed by particular families, but the possibility of their being divided again was as much as possible precluded for ever. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith
13.When a run comes upon them, they sometimes endeavour to gain time, by paying in sixpences, and they would be precluded by this regulation from this discreditable method of evading immediate payment. - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith

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