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Then Medon said, "I wish, Madam, that this were all; but they are plotting something much more dreadful now--may heaven frustrate their design.
Still, despite my griefs, I did all in my power to appear composed and cheerful, well knowing that by manifesting any uneasiness, or any desire to escape, I should only frustrate my object.
Also, as we are masters of Ulm, we cannot be deprived of the advantage of commanding both sides of the Danube, so that should the enemy not cross the Lech, we can cross the Danube, throw ourselves on his line of communications, recross the river lower down, and frustrate his intention should he try to direct his whole force against our faithful ally.
shouted Tarzan, angered that Numa's return should have been so timed as to frustrate his plans for a comfortable night's repose.
He called me to him and told me what he had heard, pointing out two ways in which we might frustrate Du-seen.
Be frustrate, all ye stratagems of Hell, And, devilish machinations, come to nought
She may innocently help, or she may innocently frustrate, the end we have in view--either way, our course is clear before us again.