Definitions

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  • v. Present participle of prevent.

Etymologies

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Examples

  • 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.

    See You Later, Mr. Chan*

  • 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.”

    European Union

  • 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.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Wake Me From This Nightmare

  • Policy-wise, any crime-facilitating speech with sufficient distribution should have a safe harbor simply because the value in preventing the crimes described will be greater than the value in carrying them out.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » The Communications Decency Act of 1996 Meets the Closed Frontier

  • The public accomodation doctrine at a philosophical level was intended to protect against previously discriminmated minorities, true, but at a practical level is was intended to protect the public and the business in preventing a crazy quilt (or “salad bowl”) of arbitrary business restrictions, which can have a chilling effect on free speech.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Strange Consequences of Public Accommodations Laws

  • Pro Cynic: The public accomodation doctrine at a philosophical level was intended to protect against previously discriminmated minorities, true, but at a practical level is was intended to protect the public and the business in preventing a crazy quilt (or “salad bowl”) of arbitrary business restrictions, which can have a chilling effect on free speech. [emphasis added]

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Some Strange Consequences of Public Accommodations Laws

  • Gun control has never succeeded in preventing a murder much less a murder-spree.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Colorado State University board rescinds ban on licensed firearms carry 

  • The (wish I were making this up) hookers and blow parties with MMS officials and captains of industry that went on during the Bush years are just an epiphenomenon of an utter failure to regulate problems that government * must* have a hand in preventing/solving if we are to not be puerile about oil.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Prosecuting BP

  • That still was not successful in preventing Bush from naming two conservatives to the court in 2005 — but it surely helped that at that time the Republican Party had a majority in the U.S. Senate.

    The Volokh Conspiracy » Tushnet on Lithwick’s Lament

  • The conduct of our Assembly in preventing such men, (meaning such unqualified Voters) is similar to the conduct of Great Britain in taxing the colonies; and it is a right old Tory plan, (meaning that the said Laws were oppressive, unjust and tyrannical.)

    The Volokh Conspiracy » State v. Wetmore (Conn. 1802)

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