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Synonyms for thwart

Synonyms for thwart

to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

situated or lying across

Synonyms for thwart

a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat

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Usanga had been continually interrupting their brief conversation in an attempt to compel the girl to translate it to him, for he feared that they were concocting some plan to thwart him, and to quiet and appease him, she told him that the Englishman was merely bidding her farewell and wishing her good luck.
I had managed to bail all the water out of the boat with cupped hands, ending by mopping the balance up with my handkerchief--a slow and back-breaking procedure; thus I had made a comparatively dry place for the girl to lie down low in the bottom of the boat, where the sides would protect her from the night wind, and when at last she did so, almost overcome as she was by weakness and fatigue, I threw my wet coat over her further to thwart the chill.
Nobbler came and lay down on the thwart beside me, his back against my leg, and I sat staring in dumb misery at the girl, knowing in my heart of hearts that she might die before morning came, for what with the shock and exposure, she had already gone through enough to kill almost any woman.
The other members of the party were asleep upon the thwarts or huddled in cramped positions in the bottom of the boat.
For, see you, it was our custom to lick the dew from the oar-blades, the gunwales, the thwarts, and the inside planking.
These were the first who fitted with thwarts ships with curved sides, and the first who used sails, the wings of a sea-going ship.
He sent no one to woo her in his place, but came himself in his black ship of many thwarts over the Ogylian sea across the dark wave to the home of wise Tyndareus, to see Argive Helen and that no one else should bring back for him the girl whose renown spread all over the holy earth.
Besides that I owe him a grudge on that account, he thwarts me at this minute, and stands between me and an end which might otherwise prove a golden one to us all.
SRI Lanka are on course to beat South Africa with one day to play in the second Test in Colombo - but bad weather could thwart their bid for victory.
BAGHDAD / NINA / The head of the Ahrar Parliamentary Bloc, MP Bah al-Araji , demanded to cooperate with the security services , in order to thwart an attempt to implement any terrorist plot intended to split the Iraqi people.
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ISLAMABAD, March 28, 2011 (Balochistan Times): United Nations (UN) should take serious steps to thwart blasphemous activities for maintaining peace in the world, said Former Federal Minister Haji Hanif Tayyab.
Mr Callinan added: "My aim is to thwart their activities.
The Army and BSF is maintaining a high alert along the Line of Control (LoC) and Intelligence Bureau (IB) in the Jammu sector to thwart infiltration attempts by the militants.
Byline: Lawmaker says plans in place to thwart manipulation in 2010 elections