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th wawrt

  • n  a crosspiece spreading the gunnels of a boat; used as a seat in a rowboat
  • v  hinder or prevent (the efforts, plans, or desires) of

  • A row of trees, planted years ago by an industrious pioneer, now rose up to thwart these air pioneers.
  • Hatch's DSHEA was passed in 1994 after an aggressive three-year lobbying campaign intended by the health-food industry to thwart FDA regulation of its products.
  • Eventually, at the urging of members of her community, and in the face of a hospital threat of a court order to thwart her, Claudette Jackson had Henry transferred to nearby .
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  • Shashi Tharoor in BBC News
    On the one hand we are glad that our service personnel return safe and unharmed from their captivity, but on the other we return to the sober and ugly reality of what is happening through terrorism in Iraq, terrorism designed specifically to thwart... Tony Blair Forbes Apr 5, 2007 100015 132761 thwart The unethical efforts that have been made by Mr Modi and others to thwart the Kerala franchise which has been won fair and square in a transparent bidding process are disgraceful," Mr Tharoor said.
  • Darrell Issa in BusinessWeek
    If anyone at the Fed thought that this investigation will stop after Wednesday's hearing, they are completely mistaken,Issa said yesterday in a statement. "There has been a widespread effort by officials at the New York Fed to thwart...

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