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Definition of "preventing" []

  • Present participle of prevent. (verb)

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Use "preventing" in a sentence
  • "Two loud dogs, bright lights on motion detectors, outside cameras that have blinking red LED's but I can't use because they are wireless and on the same frequency as my wireless Infinitum modem, and rumors that I teach English to the PFP and Policia Estatal have all been very effective in preventing break-ins, vandalism and graffiti."
  • "Instead the focus will be on “diplomacy in preventing wars from occurring, containing those conflicts that do occur and discouraging the emergence of parties whose objective it is to contribution to the generation of a crisis.”"
  • "IANAL, but my reading of various cases from Iowa to Massachusetts is that states which already discriminate against gays more than average may fare better in preventing gays from marrying."