Usage examples for Precluded

  1. This was said with an air of authority that almost precluded reply, but I ventured a sort of apologistic hint, that we were strangers and unaccustomed to the manners of the country. – Domestic Manners of the Americans by Fanny Trollope
  2. He had an odd feeling of aloofness that precluded even excitement. – The Shadow of the East by E. M. Hull
  3. But orders precluded anything but an immediate advance. – The Campaign of Chancellorsville by Theodore A. Dodge