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Sample sentences for the GRE study word obviate

obviate can be used as a verb

1.To obviate the danger of this threat being fulfilled, Mr. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
2.That will obviate all difficulties you know and from _us_ I really think, my dear Jane, you can have no scruple to accept such an accommodation.. - from Emma by Jane Austen
3.In order to obviate any delays possible through any routine requirements as to payment in your departments, we enclose cheque herewith for ten pounds, receipt of which please acknowledge. - from Dracula by Bram Stoker
4.Having approached this structure, I looked inside, and perceived it to be a singular sort of old-fashioned couch, very conveniently designed to obviate the necessity for every member of the family having a room to himself. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
5.To obviate the fatigue of mounting and descending the stairs, we fitted up this, where you lie at present--on the same floor with the parlour and she was soon strong enough to move from one to the other, leaning on Edgar's arm. - from Wuthering Heights by Emily Bronte
6.A useful and graciously austere half-light which dissipates puerile fears and obviates falls. - from Les Miserables by Victor Hugo
7.He had always held them to be a kind of litigation which could have been obviated by the prompt killing of the masculine offender--in which case he would have gladly defended the killer. - from The Best American Humorous Short Stories by Various

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