Because the Senate was opening and ending sessions every three days, Bush was prevented the option of a recess appointment.
Not every one of those cases would be prevented, because the vaccines only cover the most common (and cancer-causing) strains.
By then, allied Afghan guards had rallied along the parapets and prevented any breakout, but the mayhem continued.
You know very well that the worst that people have done to each other could have been prevented.
Plus, he prevented David Duke from reaching statewide office.
Not all the striving in the world could have prevented this.
Our arrival at Crofton's prevented any further consideration of the matter.
I did not wish to be presented; I preferred rather the part of observing her, which acquaintance would have prevented.
What shall we do for the Boy who prevented the World from coming to an End?
They are eager to be reconciled to mother Church, but are prevented by evil councillors.
early 15c., "act in anticipation of," from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire "come before, anticipate, hinder," in Late Latin also "to prevent," from prae "before" (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Originally literal; sense of "anticipate to hinder" was in Latin, but not recorded in English until 1540s.