bar (v.) Old form(s): barr'd, barre , barres
prevent, obstruct, block
Cor III.i.148[Coriolanus to Brutus] Purpose so barred, it follows / Nothing is done to purpose
Cym I.v.108[Iachimo to Posthumus] to bar your offence [i.e. to stop you taking offence]
R3 IV.iv.400[King Richard to Queen Elizabeth] Heaven and fortune bar me happy hours!
TS induction.2.134[Lord to Sly, of merriment] Which bars a thousand harms and lengthens life
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