be thwarted

See: lose
References in classic literature ?
If he overheard our plans to rescue Dejah Thoris, it will mean civil war, for he will attempt to thwart us, and in that I will not be thwarted.
Tarzan, not to be thwarted in any such manner as this, pursued them, and after a brief chase caught up with a young warrior.
Thieves in a Cardiff community could soon be thwarted following calls to block alleyway escape routes.
Anything that intelligent people in the government put into place can be thwarted by determined, equally intelligent radical nuts.