1 Javert remained silent for an instant as though collecting his ideas, then raised his voice with a sort of sad solemnity, which did not, however, preclude simplicity.
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2 From a meteorological point of view, these cold winds possessed this peculiarity, that they did not preclude a strong electric tension.
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3 But for the moment his sense of relief was so great as to preclude all other feelings.
4 Yet let it not be inferred from this that our hero's character had grown so blase and hard, or his conscience so blunted, as to preclude his experiencing a particle of sympathy or compassion.
5 An union of a different tendency, and precluding the possibility of the other, was soon to be formed in their family.
6 But Prince Vasili interrupted him in the special deep cooing tone, precluding the possibility of interrupting his speech, which he used in extreme cases when special persuasion was needed.
7 And his agitation precluded further speech; he advanced hastily to the entrance, where I made way for him to pass.
8 The attachment he felt to Anna precluded in his heart every need of intimate relations with others.
9 These convictions must unquestionably have their own pain, and severe was its kind; but they precluded that pain which Lady Russell would suffer in entering the house again, and returning through the well-known apartments.