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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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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.
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.
For, see you, it was our custom to lick the dew from the oar-blades, the gunwales, the thwarts, and the inside planking.
He laid himself down under the thwarts and waited, panting.
There may be conceived circumstances in which this disgust of the people, seconding the thwarted ambition of such a favorite, might occasion greater danger to liberty, than could ever reasonably be dreaded from the possibility of a perpetuation in office, by the voluntary suffrages of the community, exercising a constitutional privilege.
To limit the benefit such that it cannot offset AMT would thwart this intent.
NNA - The Sate Security General Directorate on Friday managed to thwart a forged purchase and registration of a half million-dollar worth real estate in Bachamoun, Lebanon, without the knowledge of the property owner.
And the CIA remained defiant with Director John Brennan insisting the controversial methods did produce intelligence that helped thwart attack plans and save lives.
Twelve minutes after the restart when Shaun Kelly was deemed to have handled in the area Limerick keeper Barry Ryan made a splendid penalty save to thwart Towell.
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Dutch keeper Olu Dara guessed right to thwart sub Callum Robinson from the spot and made sure the Three Lions were held to a 2-2 draw.
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.
The source claimed that Egypt's aim in constructing a steel fence along its border with Gaza was to protect its eastern border and thwart Israel's designs.
Byline: Lawmaker says plans in place to thwart manipulation in 2010 elections
Netanyahu said earlier Sunday that Israel should take "bold and daring" action to thwart Iran's plans for nuclear armament, citing Israel's 1981 air strike on the Iraqi nuclear facility.