His visit to Florence was cut short by a sudden pain in his leg that prevented him from walking.
The same levees that have prevented floods have also prevented river sediment from replenishing the land naturally.
And can be the leaders that we all aspire to be, even though our conditioning over the years may have prevented us from being it.
early 15c., "act in anticipation of," from Latin praeventus, past participle of praevenire "come before, anticipate, hinder," in Late Latin also "to prevent," from prae "before" (see pre-) + venire "to come" (see venue). Originally literal; sense of "anticipate to hinder" was in Latin, but not recorded in English until 1540s.