keep from


verb (preposition)

(foll by a gerund) to prevent or restrain (oneself or another); refrain or cause to refrain
(tr) to protect or preserve from

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“I do believe that the buck stops here, that I cannot rely upon public opinion polls to tell me what is right. I do believe that right makes might and that if I am wrong, 10 angels swearing I was right would make no difference.”
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Idioms and Phrases with keep from

keep from

1

Withhold; also, prevent. For example, What information are you keeping from me? or Please keep your dog from running through our garden. [c. 1340]

2

Restrain oneself, hold oneself back, as in I can hardly keep from laughing. [c. 1340]

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