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Definition of "barring" []

  • Apart from the occurrence of; excepting: Barring strong headwinds, the plane will arrive on schedule. (preposition)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "barring" in a sentence
  • "Stipulate at the outset — as most folks seem to — that barring extraordinary circumstances (unambiguous libel, incitement to harrassment) Americans have a clear constitutional right to anonymous speech and that, again barring exceptional circumstances, other Americans have an equal First Amendment right to name them if they happen to be privy to that information."
  • "P&G case — economic interest in barring newspaper from publishing harmful information was insufficient to justify suppression."
  • "Its independence and competence are both highly debatable, with its role in barring largely Sunni candidates from the March election evidence of a confused sense of loyalty to a fractured national ideal."