FRUSTRATE in a Sentence

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 v.  make null; bring to nothing; prevent from taking effect or attaining fulfillment
Classic Sentence:
1  The idea is one that no circumstances can frustrate.
My Antonia By Willa Cather
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3. Lena Lingard: III
2  The men curled into depressions and fitted themselves snugly behind whatever would frustrate a bullet.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 20
3  Clifford fascinated her because he always, or so often, frustrated her will, as if by a finer instinct.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 9
4  If you do, then all my earnest efforts to avoid a scandal will be frustrated.
The Return of Sherlock Holmes By Arthur Conan Doyle
5  The execution of a plot may be frustrated by some groundless alarm or unforeseen mischance occurring at the very moment when the scheme is to be carried out.
Discourses on the First Decade of Titus Livius By Niccolo Machiavelli
Context  Highlight   In BOOK 3: CHAPTER VI.
6  Because he, having a lofty spirit and far-reaching aims, could not have regulated his conduct otherwise, and only the shortness of the life of Alexander and his own sickness frustrated his designs.
The Prince By Niccolo Machiavelli
7  Alas, it shows how little notion you can have of all it has cost me to effect a purpose so unexpectedly frustrated, that you talk of beginning over again.
The Count of Monte Cristo By Alexandre Dumas
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16. A Learned Italian.
8  He had proceeded with wisdom and from the most righteous motives under heaven's blue only to be frustrated by hateful circumstances.
The Red Badge of Courage By Stephen Crane
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 7
9  If there were frustration, a red one.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 16
10  Again the silence of pure frustration.
Lady Chatterley's Lover By D H Lawrence
Context  Highlight   In Chapter 18
Example Sentence: (29 in 2 pages)
1  We must frustrate this dictator's plan to seize control of the government.
2  He tried to frustrate his political opponents by denying them access to the media.
3  The police frustrated the bandit's attempt to rob the bank.
4  He gets frustrated when people don't understand what he's trying to say.
5  This failure leaves the child depressed and frustrated.
6  His apathy just made her even more frustrated.
7  Ever so a person, can in order to my every move and happy or frustrated for a long time.
8  He had hoped to set a new world record, but was frustrated by bad weather.
9  Trying to pin down exactly when the contractors would be finished remodeling the house, Nancy was frustrated by their elusive replies.
10  A divided Liberal party after the war meant a frustrated and enfeebled nonconformity.
11  During the holidays especially, we tend to over sentimentalize family relationships, getting frustrated when it isn't necessarily so.
12  A cascade of glitches in a major online college application program has frustrated prospective students across the country.
13  She couldn't stand the frustration of not being able to help.
14  Anna was almost crying with frustration.
15  Life frustration, is the rainbow after the storm; life is suffering, there is sunshine after rain the sky looks blue.