Preventing Destiny from crawling out of the bed wasn't easy.
He gripped her waist with his hands, preventing her from getting an inch closer or further away.
The British government, desirous of preventing an Italo-Abyssinian conflict, which could but strengthen the position of the Mahdists, despatched Mr (afterwards Sir) Gerald Portal from Massawa on the 29th of October to mediate with the negus.
No means are known so far for preventing this great waste.
At Constantinople, promoted by Mancini, Italian minister for foreign affairs, in the hope of preventing European intervention.