- n the act of excluding someone by a negative vote or veto
- v prevent from entering; keep out
- v render unsuitable for passage
- v expel, as if by official decree
- v secure with, or as if with, bars
- In a compromise that unites Europe's departments of environment and fisheries, the commission lent its support to a proposal that, barring new scientific evidence, would list .
- As supervisor, Milk sponsored only two laws predictably, one barring anti-gay discrimination, and, less so, a law forcing dog owners to clean pets' messes from sidewalks.
- But in Britain, the Thatcher government quickly won a court order barring the press from even discussing Wright's disclosures.
- Dick Durbin in CNN
In the joint statement, Reid and Durbin said Burris would "be accorded all the rights and privileges of a Senator-elect," adding that "barring objections from Senate Republicans, we expect Senator-designee Burris to be sworn in and formally...
- Chase Utley in International Herald Tribune
I'm feeling good,said Utley, whose right hip was operated on Nov. 24. "I don't see any reason why I won't be ready for the start of the season barring any setbacks."
- Levi Leipheimer in Forbes
We've won this Tour de France - barring a freak accident tomorrow,Leipheimer said of his team. "I am obviously very happy for Alberto."