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.
No means are known so far for preventing this great waste.
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.
The dissensions which broke out among them within a few months of the accession of their party to power never afterwards disappeared, except at rare moments when it became necessary to unite in preventing the return of the Conservatives.