English words and Examples of Usage

Example Sentences for "prevent"

A snowstorm prevented us from going outHer parents tried to prevent her from marrying her boyfriend, but she went ahead with the wedding anyway.

A snowstorm prevented us from going out.

The scientist discovered a drug which has been quite successful in preventing certain types of cancer.

Strong rain prevented me from going swimming yesterday.

Green tea supposedly helps prevent cancer.

The city usually puts restrictions on water use in the summertime in order to prevent shortages.

Fire alarms are an important part of fire prevention in the home.

Most car accidents are preventable if people would just be more careful.

AIDS is largely preventable if people practice safe sex.

There is an old proverb which states that an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.

There is a Serbian proverb which observes that the glory of ancestors should not prevent a man from winning glory for himself.

Albert Einstein once observed that you cannot prevent and prepare for war at the same time.

Benjamin Franklin remarked that it is easier to prevent bad habits than to break them.

Louis Pasteur once said, When meditating over a disease, I never think of finding a remedy for it, but instead a means of preventing it.

The polar bear is the only bear that has hair on the soles of its feet; this protects the animal's feet from the cold, and prevents slipping on the ice.

One way to minimize a hang-over is to drink a couple of glasses of water after each alcoholic drink, thereby preventing dehydration.

In 1492, Pope Innocent VIII drank the blood of three young donors thinking it would prevent aging, but died shortly after.

Studies show that the majority of bicycle head injuries could have been prevented had the riders worn protective helmets.

Wearing seat belts saves lives, and prevents injuries.

Tobacco use is the single most important preventable cause of death in the world.

Discussion question: What are some ways of preventing the spread of AIDS?


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