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fer bi ding

  • n  an official prohibition or edict against something
  • v  command against
  • v  keep from happening or arising; make impossible
  • s  harshly uninviting or formidable in manner or appearance
    a forbidding scowl
  • s  threatening or foreshadowing evil or tragic developments
    forbidding thunderclouds

  • Elvira Arellano : An Immigrant Who Found Sanctuary A forbidding aura hangs over the ancient right of sanctuary: the rich sacredness of the precincts of the church, the ability of .
  • She rides horses to crisscross Tibet's forbidding passes and plateaus.
  • Despite the prison prohibition forbidding for-profit sale of artwork, many of the pieces sold by Ed Mead on his prisonart.
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  • Texting and driving law is ineffective due to outdated assumptions
    In 2011, Indiana adopted a law forbidding drivers from texting while their vehicle is in motion; but since the law came into effect, it has been largely ineffective in the Lafayette/West Lafayette area.
    June 12, 2013 - The Purdue Exponent
  • Ill. prosecutor criticized over concealed-carry
    An Illinois prosecutor's decision to let citizens immediately start carrying concealed weapons despite a state law forbidding it is drawing fire from several of his colleagues across Illinois.
    June 7, 2013 - KWQC-TV 6 Davenport
  • Democrats’ steep uphill road to recapture House
    Can Democrats gain the 17 seats they need to win control of the House in 2014? Maybe, but the numbers look forbidding. Remember that while Barack Obama was reelected with 332 electoral votes he carried only 209 of the 435 congressional districts.
    June 7, 2013 - Washington Examiner

  • Antonin Scalia in Kansas City Star
    Among the laws that might pass constitutional muster, Alito wrote: "Prohibitions on the possession of firearms by felons and the mentally ill, laws forbidding the carrying of firearms in sensitive places such as schools and government buildings, or...

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