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 for forfend
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Forfend \For*fend"\, v. t. [Pref. for- + fend. See Forewend.]
     To prohibit; to forbid; to avert. [Archaic]
     [1913 Webster]
           Which peril heaven forefend!             --Shak.
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     Note: This is etymologically the preferable spelling.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      v 1: prevent the occurrence of; prevent from happening; "Let's
           avoid a confrontation"; "head off a confrontation"; "avert
           a strike" [syn: debar, forefend, forfend, obviate,
           deflect, avert, head off, stave off, fend off,
           avoid, ward off]

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