verb (used with object), pre·clud·ed, pre·clud·ing.
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Example sentences from the Web for preclude
Crow explained that his site put preventative measures in place to preclude trolls from reigning.
That did not preclude Ebony Jones from speaking about her mother.
Instead, we should be wondering why it should preclude her from doing anything else she so chooses.Duke's Freshman Porn Starlet Isn't Ashamed—and She Shouldn't Be|Emily Shire|February 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Such a restraining order, however, will often preclude the defendant from retaining his counsel of choice.SCOTUS-Palooza: Preview of the Big Cases in the New Term|Ilya Shapiro|October 7, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Of course, this is not to preclude that minorities will remain in either state where they will receive full civil rights.
Some invisible power seemed to be enlisted in our defence and to preclude the necessity of our arms.Edgar Huntley|Charles Brockden Brown
This fact does not, however, preclude another, that the environment has helped in the process.The Soul of the Far East|Percival Lowell
The conditions in which his work is done, however, preclude the possibility of careless reading.The Building of a Book|Various
The fire was issuing from a long straw-stack, which was so far gone as to preclude a possibility of saving it.Far from the Madding Crowd|Thomas Hardy
In this country, the most abject poverty need not preclude the craving mind from its natural aliment, books.Fashion and Famine|Ann S. Stephens