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to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

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Not to mention all the hard work of lugging your backpack around and sleeping in a hostel or - heaven forfend - a tent.
top tipple HEAVEN forfend that the sons of Albion are knocked out of the World Cup.
There are numerous surveys placing journalists amongst the ranks of used-car salesmen, estate agents and, heaven forfend, politicians when it comes to trust.
We were compelled to swallow John McCloy's reasoning in 1944: heaven forfend that we do likewise with that of Rabbi Waskow now.
But when it comes to listening to more creative complaints or, heaven forfend, to good suggestions, all users get is a form email message.
Concurs Marsh: "I, too, swear by the humble handkerchief: heaven forfend that I ever contemplate the usage of another.
At the first sign of nay-saying, a difference of opinion, or -- heaven forfend -- conflict, the former tend to go all quivery, gaze at the proceedings with the sad eyes of the disappointed harbinger of peace and "affirm" both sides.
Does anyone believe that if, heaven forfend, we vote to remain in the EU, Ms Sturgeon will never again attempt to gain independence for Scotland?
Heaven forfend that you "topped" their laugh, scripted or otherwise.
Last year's four-hour meeting about Lindley Moor got rather ragged, particularly in the last hour with residents angrily denouncing Kirklees officers, councillors and - Heaven forfend - even this humble columnist.
HEAVEN forfend that anyone could fail to recognise the egocentricity of the ECHO's contributor Pete Price.
As it is, children might like to grapple with this philosophical poser in the classroom or - heaven forfend - at home, in a conversation with their parents.
Those of us still standing and conscious are pilloried by the increasingly Granny State for being lumps of lard, indecent imbibers or - heaven forfend - smokers of the pernicious weed as floods and bombs keep us on our toes, or rather off them, so to speak.