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Word: frustrate

Definition: thwart; defeat; prevent from accomplishing a purpose


Sentences Containing 'frustrate'

Starbuck's body and Starbuck's coerced will were Ahab's, so long as Ahab kept his magnet at Starbuck's brain; still he knew that for all this the chief mate, in his soul, abhorred his captain's quest, and could he, would joyfully disintegrate himself from it, or even frustrate it.

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