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Prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening.  Synonyms: avert, avoid, debar, deflect, fend off, forefend, head off, obviate, stave off, ward off.  "Head off a confrontation" , "Avert a strike"

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"Forfend" Quotes from Famous Books

... inconvenience in fine amounts to this— possibly, which may the Gods forfend, a separation may take place. But if he is reformed, see how many are the advantages: in the first place, you will have restored a son to your friend; you will obtain a sure son-in-law[67] for yourself, and a husband for ...
— The Comedies of Terence - Literally Translated into English Prose, with Notes • Publius Terentius Afer, (AKA) Terence

Words linked to "Forfend" :   preclude, foreclose, forbid, forestall, prevent

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