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to prevent from accomplishing a purpose

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"Well, my sweet," said Miss Pross, nodding her head emphatically, "the short and the long of it is, that I am a subject of His Most Gracious Majesty King George the Third;" Miss Pross curtseyed at the name; "and as such, my maxim is, Confound their politics, Frustrate their knavish tricks, On him our hopes we fix, God save the King!"
"That, brother Sancho," said the canon, "only holds good as far as the enjoyment of the revenue goes; but the lord of the seigniory must attend to the administration of justice, and here capacity and sound judgment come in, and above all a firm determination to find out the truth; for if this be wanting in the beginning, the middle and the end will always go wrong; and God as commonly aids the honest intentions of the simple as he frustrates the evil designs of the crafty."
ISLAMABAD -- Kashmiri people should remain cautions and united to frustrate the devilish plans of Hindutva forces to abrogate Article 35-A of the Indian constitution, said Mohammad Farooq Rehmani, a senior leader of All Parties Hurriyat Conference.
THE Vatican has flatly rejected damning claims by Irish premier Enda Kenny that it tried to frustrate an inquiry into clerical child abuse, insisting the allegations are unfounded.
Columnist Emile Khoury, of the conservative daily AN NAHAR, on Friday predicted that Syria will continue to haggle with the international community and pretend not to interfere in Lebanese internal affairs but will let pro-Syrian forces in Lebanon hamper the formation of a new cabinet by making impossible demands on Prime Minister-designate Saad al-Hariri to hopefully frustrate him away from his mission.
"It doesn't frustrate me (not cracking America)," the Daily Star quoted her as saying.
I am bilingual in English and French, which just serves to frustrate me more, as I am fully aware of what I am missing by not speaking any other languages.
These shortcomings frustrate young acquisition officers and civilians.