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to prohibit from occurring by advance planning or action

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Heaven forfend that I should make a mark in a library book
We cannot forfend all the indignities that life and evil persons inflict on innocent victims.
I have a solution for the problems confronting what's left of the pathetic Democratic Party and those spineless members who are wringing their hands over the party not being ``centrist'' enough and even daring - heaven forfend - to criticize Bush: Dissolve the party and regroup around California's own Nancy Pelosi, one of the few Democrats with spunk who is not interested in leaping on Bush's insane bandwagon.
Oddly, however, Lois Lane's early grammar jokes fall flat: Can it be that the British -- heaven forfend -- don't get them?
In other words, the deserving poor--not, heaven forfend, the ghetto girl, seduced again and again by welfare, who has been Moynihan's obsession from the early sixties to the closing pages of his latest book.
Heaven forfend they should encourage anything which might benefit the environment as well
Labour and heaven forfend, even the Scottish Tories, have more female MSPs.
So heaven forfend that I would enjoy watching Lord Grantham erupt in horror when his youngest daughter wants to marry the cute Irish chauffeur.
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.
In a relatively brief space he lays out both Rorty's anti-foundationalism (itself a composite constructed from the various strands of continental and Anglo-American 20th-century philosophy) and the way it's meant to cohere with, or even, Heaven forfend, ground liberalism in a new foundation.
But when it comes to listening to more creative complaints or, heaven forfend, to good suggestions, all users get is a form email message.